Week ahead: Sunny start, stormy finish

Patchy frost possible tonight!

After a very rainy Saturday night and Sunday morning, the big story for this night will be the chilly air. Temperatures themselves will fall back into the low-mid 30s under a mainly clear sky. Winds will gradually diminish to basically calm by sunrise. Temperatures rebound quickly Monday, with a southerly flow taking over by afternoon – high temperatures 65-70° on average.

Southerly breezes continue to increase Tuesday, and with that temperatures spike to near 80° for afternoon highs region wide. Dry weather continues through most of Wednesday, before we introduce rain showers and thunderstorms late Wednesday through the day Thursday.

While it’s too soon to get worked up over anything, Thursday’s setup overall is a somewhat favorable one for potential severe storms in our area. With a rise in instability and humidity will come the threat for severe storms – the timing is still very much in question, although sometime starting late Wednesday night lasting through Thursday is the time-frame to watch. As of now, a “low” likelihood of severe storms exists, even this far out, on Thursday (as seen in the above image). It’s something we’ll be watching and keep you up to date with as we get closer.

Otherwise, enjoy the sunny and pleasant start to the new week!

-Meteorologist Noah Bergren