The sun has finally returned to every location in the state. Because of the added sunshine, and a southerly wind flow, temperatures have warmed into the low 50s for the early afternoon. This is already 20-degree bump in temperatures compared to this time yesterday. The warming trend continues through late week along with sunshine.
High pressure and southerly wind flow will keep conditions improving through late week. Instead of overcast and cold, we get mostly sunny and mild. Temperatures will run into the upper 50s Thursday afternoon and the low to middle 60s for Friday. Clouds will increase through the day Friday as the next rain (and potential snow) maker arrives. Rain will be the only form of precipitation over the weekend as temperatures cool but remain above freezing. Scattered to widespread showers will be available through the day Saturday and will taper to isolated showers on Sunday. There is a small chance for a few flakes to mix in with rain showers Monday as the temperature drop below freezing, but the moisture content will be lower, and the likelihood of accumulation remains low. Tuesday is a one-day break in the action before another rain-maker Wednesday into Thursday.