First Alert Weather: a fine start to spring

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A fine start to Spring

Spring officially arrived just before noon on Sunday, and admittedly, the first few hours were less than stellar, with clouds and a chilly rain. But, we’re going up from there! In fact, throughout the next 3 months, our average high temperature will climb 35-40 degrees, and we’ll gain 3 hours of daylight.

But back to the here and now: The sky will become mainly clear tonight, along with some passing clouds. With that clearing, it’ll be a chilly night, as temperatures drop into the lower 30s.

Monday will be a very nice day, with temperatures climbing into the lower 50s under a mostly sunny sky. A weak cold front sliding in from the north will increase our clouds during the later afternoon and evening hours, but we’ll stay precipitation free. High pressure building in from the north following the passage of that cold front means a clearing sky Monday night into Tuesday, but also cooler air.

Highs on Tuesday will top out in the mid-40s. Our next system moving in for the middle to end of the week will bring another batch of clouds later Tuesday and into Tuesday night.

Moisture will work in early Wednesday, and it may be chilly enough in the morning to see a mix of rain and wet snow showers, changing over to rain as temperatures rise into the 40s.

Thursday will end up being the mildest day of the week, with highs topping out in the mid to upper 50s. We’ll still see some lingering rain showers but should dry things out a bit more.

We’ll get a fairly impressive shot of cold air by next weekend, with highs falling from the 40s on Saturday, into the 30s on Sunday. This may also be accompanied by some snow showers and a minor accumulation. We’re getting to the time of year when the higher sun angle makes it more difficult for snow to accumulate during the day, but it may be cold enough to see a minor coating over the weekend.

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