Forecast Last Updated at Wednesday, April 24, 2019 at 4:36PM
After a really nice and warm Wednesday, we have one more warm day to look forward to on Thursday. A front moves through from the west Friday. Isolated showers develop late Thursday afternoon or evening and pick up the tempo through Friday daytime. Behind the front the weekend is delightful!
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Hi: 72 Lo: 48
Fair, then becoming mostly cloudy late tonight; NW wind 5-15 mph, gusty at higher elev's
Hi: 68 Lo: 51
Generally cloudy; PM and overnight showers and t-showers; West wind 5-15 mph
Hi: 59 Lo: 38
Cloudy; Daytime showers and t-showers; A tad cooler; SW wind becoming NW 10-20 mph & gusty
Hi: 62 Lo: 45
Scattered clouds; Very enjoyable Saturday
Hi: 64 Lo: 45
Partly sunny; A few notches warmer
Monday - Lots of sunshine; Great start to the work week; High in the upper 60s; Low near 50 degrees
Tuesday - More afternoon clouds; Cannot rule out a PM shower; High in the upper 60s; Low in the lower 50s
Clouds increase Thursday as a frontal boundary approaches from the mid-Mississippi Valley and scoots through Friday. I really think most of us stay dry until Thursday night, but a few vagabond showers could develop by late afternoon. Most of the action is tied closer to the front so Friday morning into early Friday afternoon is the wettest time frame. We'll be drying out by Friday evening. Friday is cooler thanks to clouds and showers and the passing front.
The weekend is very nice. A secondary front moves through Sunday and we have a nonzero threat of a passing daytime shower, but it's not worth the effort of mentioning yet.
High pressure builds over the southeast to start the work week leading to ample sunshine and a warming trend. Essentially the forecast is playing out much like it should for late April. No surprises.
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