It is getting warmer and that trend will increase Tuesday then stall out for a few days as a major rain maker comes through. Before the big rain maker gets here, we have a weak front to pass through late Monday night into early Tuesday morning. It could produce some scattered light rain, but amounts probably will be one-tenth inch or less for most spots. Low temperatures will be in the mid 30s with southeast winds at 5-10 mph. Any showers will end early Tuesday morning followed by partial clearing by afternoon. It should be mild with highs in the upper 50s to around 60. Variable winds will become north around 5 mph.
A strong low pressure system will move northeast from the Central Plains Wednesday pushing moist air into our region. Therefore you can expect periods of rain Wednesday and Thursday perhaps with a few thunderstorms mixed in as well. Widespread rain totals of 1.5 to 2.5 inches are expected. This coupled with the snow melt, high rivers, and saturated soils could lead to some flood concerns in various spots. Please stay alert and monitor News 9 for updates. It will be breezy and cooler with highs in the low 50s. Lows will be in the upper 30s Wednesday morning and low 40s Thursday morning.
That storm should move far enough away by Friday for dry conditions to return. Friday should turn partly sunny with lows in the mid 30s and highs in the mid 50s. The weekend looks rather pleasant with lots of sunshine Saturday. Highs could approach 60 degrees. The next front will slide closer Sunday, so there is a 30% chance of a few rain showers in the afternoon and evening. Otherwise we are expecting partly sunny and mild conditions with highs in the low to mid 60s.
Any showers should end early in the day next Monday with perhaps some sunshine forming later in the day. It will be just a touch cooler with highs in the mid 50s.
Have a good evening! Meteorologist Tony Schumacher, 2:40 p.m., 15-April 2019