Cloudy, but Mild Tonight

Mild with Increasing Rain Chances this Weekend
Today's Almanac

Published Thursday, May 21, 2020 at 6:50 PM

Surface Map

Good evening… for the most part, we saw a cloudy day, but some of us did manage to see some sun from time to time. Those clouds kept temperatures a bit cooler than yesterday.

We continue to watch that upper level low pressure system over the Ohio Valley as it will continue to produce cloud cover across the region tonight. Our attention then turns to the west, where a cool front remains nearly stalled over the Dakotas. This front will slowly move east as we head into the weekend. We’ll also see a disturbance track through the area ahead of the front. Both these features will result in on and off again rain chances this weekend.

Tonight's Forecast

Tonight's Lows North

Tonight's Lows South

As we head into tonight, look for clouds to hold on across the region. We’ll see lows in the middle and upper 50s, which is quite mild of this time of year.

Tomorrow's Forecast

Tomorrow's Highs South

Tomorrow's Highs North

As we head into tomorrow, look for a mix of sun and clouds through the day. That weak disturbance our west will begin to affect the area later in the day. As a result, look for the possibility of a few light showers during the afternoon. However, I am expecting most areas to remain dry. Afternoon highs are expected to range from the lower to middle 70s region-wide. So, it should be a relatively mild day. We’ll pick up a slightly higher chance of showers Friday night. There could even be a few rumbles of thunder, as well.

Unfortunately, it appears the best chances for showers and t-storms with this disturbance will arrive Saturday. Right now, I am not expecting a washout, but you’ll definitely want to the rain gear handy. Look for highs Saturday to hold in the lower to middle 70s.

8 Day Forecast

Looking ahead… that disturbance will exit the region Saturday night. As a result, we’ve lowered rain chances significantly. Look for lows in lows in the middle 50s to near 60. By Sunday, that slow moving cool front will move into the area. The result will be another round of showers and t-storms. The front will be a slow mover, so expect showers and t-storms to continue into Sunday night and Monday. With a little luck, we may get the rain our of much of the area by Monday afternoon. Fortunately, it appears the risk for severe weather looks rather low at this time. Temperatures over the holiday weekend will range from the middle 70s to middle 80s. The warmest day will be Sunday ahead of the front.

Our active pattern looks to continue into next week as a series of disturbances track through the region. The result will be continued rain chances. Look for highs in the upper 70s to near 80.

Have a great night! –WKBT Cory Malles