Slightly warmer, with rain

Active weather returns
Posted at 1:41 PM, Apr 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-16 20:01:17-04

We’re seeing a little more activity in the pattern this weekend with a storm system looking to bring rain showers and a few thunderstorms. Temperatures are still on a slow climb from the winter weather midweek. We’ve been in the 30s and 40s most of today, but should end in the low to middle 50s as the suns sets.

A warm front lifting tomorrow will allow temperatures to rise into the low 60s. This will be the closest to average we’ve been for a couple of days. Wind will start to get pretty gusty from the southwest and you can expect gust speeds around the 35-40 mph range. We will start Friday morning with a mixture of sun and clouds. Temperatures have moderated enough to not fall down to freezing, but they will still get into the upper 30s. Most of the morning hours will remain dry, but clouds will increase quickly. The warm front rain is only expected to graze our northern counties. By the late morning and midday hours, the cold front precipitation should start filing in. Showers will be mostly scattered to widespread in nature, but light. A few spots of moderate to heavy will be mixed in. By the late afternoon and evening, a line of rain and thunderstorms will slide southeast. This line will last overnight Friday into Saturday morning. Rain will wrap up pretty quickly Saturday morning, leaving clouds for a bit. High pressure will clear the skies and we should be back to sunshine for all Saturday afternoon. Rainfall totals with the end of the week system should run between a quarter-inch to a half-inch collectively, with higher amounts to an inch possible.