Spring returns with storms

Active weather continues
Posted at 1:14 PM, Mar 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-16 13:40:09-04

Clouds have been a nuisance today not allowing temperatures to warm much. We’ve been in the mid-30s and low 40s this morning and early afternoon. Temperatures may push the low 50s at best this afternoon, but you can still prepare for a chilly Monday. Showers are still a ways away, but will move in through the mid-afternoon and evening.

Rain showers are moving in thanks to a weak storm system that originated over Texas yesterday. As the low crosses the Mississippi, the rain bands will continue to slide eastward. Widespread light showers are all that we will get from this system. Rain amounts will be anywhere from a trace to a few tenths of an inch. Tuesday will bring a slightly more “benign” day, with only a few showers in the southern counties early in the morning. Otherwise, it’s another cloudy day. We should be getting a nice temperature rebound through the middle of the week thanks to a warm front bubbling north.

Wednesday will bring temperatures in the upper 60s due to this phenomenon. You can also expect an uptick in thunderstorms thanks to the warm front feature. Thunderstorms will permeate the region Wednesday, especially in the afternoon. More active weather will move in for the latter part of the week thanks to the warmth and the moisture transport. We should reach near 75 degrees late Thursday and then cool rapidly after the cold front pushing us down to the 50s over the upcoming weekend.