Temperatures, today, were about where they normally are for this time of the year. However, it was a definite change from what we’ve been seeing. The last few afternoons have been very comfortable. Cloud coverage from thunderstorms and a few cold fronts that ushered in cooler air was the reason for the wonderful temperatures. Unfortunately, this is changing. As evidence shows, today’s temperatures were 5-10 degrees warmer than yesterday. Each afternoon, temperatures will continue to get warmer. High pressure sitting over the desert southwest will slowly make it’s way back into our region and bring with it the hot air. Temperatures will once again be closer to records than averages.
After the sunny and hot weather we’ll get this weekend, thunderstorms activity will enter the region. Starting on Sunday afternoon, daytime heating and instability in the area will create afternoon thunderstorms. Models at this time are showing a little bit of development on Sunday and Monday afternoons, however the bulk of the activity will move in Tuesday-Friday. This will stem from a series of disturbances and a mid week cold front causing unstable air. Plus, moisture out of the Southwest will also move in and bring in a better chance for rain this week. Thunderstorm activity will continue for the entire week.
Thanks for logging on and have a great weekend!
Meteorologist Seth Phillips