It sure has been a treat having the pleasant weather on the weekend for a change. It will stay quiet and dry Sunday night with lows in the mid to upper 40s. There is a high chance of rain developing by late morning Monday as a low pressure system in the Rockies and Plains heads east. We could see generous rain amounts of .50 to 1.0 inch in the area through late Monday night, with the heaviest in the south half. A few thunderstorms might mix in, but any severe weather is expected to stay south of our area in the warmer air. The rain and east winds will keep our temperatures rather cool Monday with highs just around the mid 50s to upper 50s. East winds will blow around 10-16 mph.
Most of the action Tuesday again will stay south of the News 9 area, closer to a stationary front in Iowa to northern Illinois. We are calling for mostly cloudy skies along with a slight chance of a shower during the day. Lows will be around 46 with highs around 63. There is a much higher chance of rain and a few thunderstorms Tuesday night with lows around 51.
The pattern is still unsettled Wednesday and Thursday with mostly cloudy skies and some scattered showers possible. The rain doesn’t look too heavy though. Lows will reach the low 50s with slightly warmer highs in the upper 60s.
Friday looks nice with a mix of clouds and sun along with pleasant highs near 71 degrees. A weak front is projected to move through Saturday bringing a 30% chance of a few showers or thunderstorms. Highs will be around 69.
Things are looking up for the end of next weekend. At this point sunshine is predicted with highs around 71 degrees.
Have a great evening! Meteorologist Tony Schumacher, 2:50 p.m., 26-May 2019