Fog, Showers, Thunder & Mild Temps… All In The Forecast For Today
Windy & Much Cooler By Thursday
Tuesday’s Forecast High: 68F / Tonight’s Low: 43F…
Expect widespread fog this morning and it’s quite thick in many areas, with visibilities being reduced to less than a mile at times. A DENSE FOG ADVISORY is in place for most of the area through mid-morning. Use extra caution if out and about this morning, and be sure to turn ON your headlights so others can see you. This also ensures your taillights are on.
We will also have the chance for some scattered showers and isolated t-storms this morning… and through about early afternoon, before the rain chances shift to our east. The cause is an area of low pressure and cold front that will race east across the region today.
Even with the fog this morning, scattered rain chances and clouds through mid afternoon… temps are going to be mild today. Expect highs in the mid-upper 60s in most areas, perhaps a few isolated low 70s… especially south/west.
Clouds will decrease later this afternoon after the cold front moves through. Expect mainly clear skies tonight with lows ranging from the mid-upper 30s to low-mid 40s. It will be a “bright” night, thanks to a full moon.
Clouds increase again for Wednesday, with a good chance of rain showers as another disturbance races east across the region. The rain chances will be greatest during the midday and afternoon hours. Highs tomorrow will be in the mid 50s to around 60F.
Looking Ahead… Enjoy the milder temps while you can, because Thursday will be windy and much cooler with highs only in the 40s. Blustery NW winds 10-20, with gusts to 30-40 mph, will make it feel even colder. Cold air aloft could cause a few sprinkles of flurries in spots as well.
Friday looks dry, but still breezy, with highs near 50F. Forecast models are in big time disagreement for this upcoming weekend. Some models have us dry both days, while others have us wet. For now, I’m going to split the difference and include at least small chances for rain showers both days. The rain could even mix with snow showers on Easter Sunday. Expect highs in the low-mid 50s Saturday, then mid-upper 40s Sunday.
Next Monday and Tuesday look dry at this point, but chilly with highs only in the low-mid 40s and lows in the mid-upper 20s. Slight chance of rain showers later Wednesday with highs closer to 50F.
River Flood Warnings remain in effect up and down the Mississippi River until further notice. The good news is water levels have leveled off in most locations, even dropping a bit for some. However, expect minor flooding to continue at least into early next week.
Have a good Tuesday! -Bill Graul
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