Good Afternoon! Today was another wonderful day to get outdoors and the nice conditions will prevail through the remainder of the afternoon and evening. There will be a light southerly breeze, with temperatures falling into the upper 60s this evening. This would be another great time to maybe visit the River Walk, Bower’s Park, or even enjoy a nice walk on the quad. I guess Chamber of Commerce weather would be the more proper term.
The overall weather pattern has resembled more of a late spring setup. Temperatures have leveled off nicely and we should continue to see 70s in the days ahead. Tomorrow the sky will be partly cloudy, with the chance for a stray shower or thunderstorm in the afternoon. Today all of the unsettled weather has been along a stalled front to our north. This front was the focal point for rain and thunderstorms over portions of Missouri, Indiana, Kentucky, and Illinois. Low pressure tracking along this front will direct the front southward tomorrow and this will bring us a chance for rain. The greatest threat for rain tomorrow will be north of our area; however, a stray shower or storm could drop into the northern portions of the area late in the day. Tomorrow night and during the day on Saturday the front will stall out and this will serve to trigger more showers and thunderstorms. This activity will be on the scattered side, so there will be some sunny periods. I still think the main area of focus will be along and north of the I-20 corridor.
Partly cloudy conditions will be in place for Sunday and Monday, with warm temperatures. A southerly flow will redevelop and this coupled with the old frontal axis could trigger a stray shower or thunderstorm. The chance for rain will remain low during that this time frame. Our chance for rain will go up however, on Tuesday as a strong wave of low pressure pivots into the region. This will produce a good round of rain and thunderstorms late Tuesday and into Wednesday, followed by a few dry days. In the short term, some of the thunderstorms could strengthen to the severe level. We will keep you posted!
WVUA Chief Meteorologist