The updated weekly planner shows an active stretch of weather wanting to continue while we keep an eye on a stretch of below normal temperatures by the middle of next week. For Friday, we’ll have highs in the upper 70s before we dip back near 60° on Saturday. Sunday will be a nice and mild day with highs around 73° before we dip into the lower 60s on Monday and into the upper 50s through the middle of next week. Our next front will likely allow scattered t-storms (some strong) to develop late Friday afternoon and continue into Friday night. After we deal with some scattered showers on the backside of the system on Saturday, we’ll enjoy mostly sunny skies and dry weather for your Sunday. With a front on Monday and multiple upper-level disturbances lining up through the middle of next week, we’ll watch for additional isolated to scattered showers as we work through much of next week.
The updated car wash forecast shows a few days of rain and t-storm chances to dodge before we get to a mostly sunny and dry end to the weekend. While Friday starts dry, our next frontal system works in by late afternoon and wants to allow t-storm to develop as early as 2 PM. When these t-storms develop, they’ll want to stick around until 10 or 11 o’clock Friday night. We’re giving Friday a fair with the recommendation to get any washing done during the morning hours. On the backside of Friday’s system, some scattered showers will try to stick around for Saturday. Given how some areas could see additional showers on Saturday while others will stay dry, we’ll give Saturday a fair rating. For Sunday, we’ll enjoy a dry and mostly sunny day. That day gets a good rating with the go-ahead on a fresh coat of wax.
Isolated severe storms will be possible from the Deep South to the Ohio Valley as a cold front shifts slowly eastward. Strong winds and very dry conditions will keep fire weather threats critical in the Southwest, Inter-mountain West, and into the Plains. A powerful Alaska storm will bring high winds, bitter cold, and snow and blowing snow across much of western and southern Alaska.
It must be spring in the Four States when we have multiple systems lining up and wanting temperatures to range between chilly and warm over the course of the next 7 days. We’ll deal with some scattered showers during the morning hours with the backside of our system trying to hold on for Thursday. Once it starts lifting away during the afternoon, we’ll generally see the rain chances clear out. We’ll watch for another wave bring t-storm chances in for Friday afternoon/night and lingering showers on Saturday before we can enjoy a nice and mostly sunny Sunday. Multiple waves for next Monday through Wednesday will keep rain and some t-storm chances in the forecast. Highs for Thursday will top out in the upper 60s before we see temperatures jump back into the upper 70s for Friday afternoon. After a chilly Saturday with highs in the upper 50s, we’ll enjoy highs in the middle 70s for a mild Sunday. Once we get the new work/school week started with highs in the lower 60s on Monday, we’ll turn chilly for the middle of next week with highs only in the 50s.
The updated car wash forecast still has some dry time we can use to our advantage and get our cars cleaned up. While our current storm system is still around, the backside of this system wants to keep some scattered rain chances around during the morning hours on Thursday. Once we get into the afternoon, the rain chances will start clearing out as our skies turn partly to mostly sunny. We’ll give Thursday a fair rating with the recommendation to hold off on any washing until we get into the afternoon. For Friday, another wave and another front will work in. While we stay quiet during the morning and early afternoon, we’ll have chances for scattered t-storms start ramping up late Friday afternoon and into Friday evening. Friday gets a fair rating with the recommendation to get any washing done in the morning and early afternoon hours. For Saturday, we could have some scattered showers trying to hold on in parts of the area. We’ll give Saturday a fair rating for now since not everyone will see rain chances throughout the day.
A cold front arriving into the Mid to Lower Mississippi Valley today will trigger severe thunderstorms and heavy rainfall. The severe storms may produce large hail, damaging winds and tornadoes, while the heavy rain may result in flooding. Meanwhile, elevated and critical fire weather threats are in effect across the southern Rockies and High Plains today, due to gusty winds and dry conditions.