Sunday, April 07, 2013

Forecast for Monday, April 8, 2013

A cold front will move through tonight into Monday Morning. This cold front will slow down considerably on Monday and it should come to a stop in our region or just to the south of our region. This stalled front is expected to return as a warm front on Monday Night. The latest computer model guidance is in much better agreement that this front will make decent progress to the north and that it will stay to our north and not return as a backdoor cold front during Wednesday and Thursday. Is this set in stone? No. But the chances for an extended period of warmth have increased for the region during the week ahead based on the latest model consensus that is developing. The latest model guidance would support raising maximum temperatures in our forecast with near record warmth possible mid-week.

Another cold front will move towards the region late in the week or early next weekend. For right now, we are forecasting a passage on or around Friday. This would mean that the 70s and 80s stretch ends on Thursday and that the best chance of precipitation for the week occurs on Thursday into Friday. However, this is not set in stone and later forecasts may require precipitation and temperature adjustments.

Monday Night into Wednesday may feature isolated to scattered shower or thunderstorm coverage. This activity should not be widespread and the best focus will be in the northern sections of our area. This does not look like a washout by any means and most areas will see breaks in the clouds during this period.