The Warmup is On!
HIGHS NEAR 90 POSSIBLE EARLY NEXT WEEK
Tonight will be another cool night as calm winds, clear skies, and dry conditions combine to maximize radiational cooling. Most places will see lows in the upper 40s to lower 50s. Highs tomorrow under mostly sunny skies will reach the mid to upper 70s, likely the last day for a while we fail to crack the 80 degree mark.
The warmup commences in earnest this weekend as high pressure strengthens its grip to our south. Highs will be well into the 80s on Saturday and perhaps into the upper 80s on Sunday. Even warmer conditions are on tap for Monday and Tuesday of next week, where the mercury could top the 90 degree mark in several areas. The high pressure system will relax a bit later in the week, but highs will still be well above normal into the 80s, while lows will be in the 50s and 60s each morning.
After a well above normal first four months of the season in terms of rainfall, May should start off on a dry note. No rainfall is in the forecast for our viewing area for the next 8 days as systems are shunted over and around the region courtesy of the stout ridge of high pressure over the Southeast and Gulf.
-Meteorologist Dana Barker