Say goodbye to the 70 degree high temperatures for a while. They might not return for a few weeks. Mainly cloudy, damp, and cooler weather is on the way.
Today: Mostly cloudy, mild, and a bit breezy with sporadic showers. A thundershower possible as well.
High: 66 Wind: SE 10-18
Tonight: Mostly cloudy with scattered showers.
Low: 48 Wind: SE around 10
Friday: Cloudy and cooler with off-and-on light rain and drizzle
High: 58 Wind: SE to South 10-15
There will be more clouds in the sky and periodic showers for today, but it will still feel fairly mild outside with highs in the 60s. Winds will pick up a little, out of the southeast at 10 to 18 mph. A low pressure system plodding through the upper Midwest is producing the showers today and it will continue to produce sporadic light rain and drizzle tonight, tomorrow, and maybe into early Saturday morning. If we are lucky, there might be a few more peeks of sun Saturday afternoon.
Cloudy skies and light rain will cool things off a bit more for Friday. Highs will top out in the upper 50s, which is still above normal for this time of year. The mercury should rise into the upper 50s for Saturday and Sunday as well. On Sunday, another low pressure system will track through the Midwest and it might affect the eastern or southeastern parts of the area with a little light rain. The chance is low, but locations east or southeast of Marathon county should keep in mind that it might get damp.
A cool upper level trough will be over the northern part of the country for most of next week. This will keep temperatures more seasonal and produce a chance of showers on Monday and maybe even a few flakes of snow on Tuesday. High temps should reach the mid 50s, on Monday and the upper 40s on Tuesday. Wednesday should be dry again with the mercury rising into the low 50s.
Have an fine Thursday! Meteorologist Justin Loew, Morning Update, 8-April-2021
On this date in weather history: 1989 - Two dozen cities in the southwestern U.S. reported new record high temperatures for the date. Phoenix AZ equaled their record for April of 104 degrees established just the previous day. (The National Weather Summary)