Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Walking the Line Late this Weekend

Now I have the song 'Walk the Line' by Johnny Cash stuck in my head.  But, that's pretty much what we'll be doing early next week.  Okay, maybe not literally walking the line but a stationary front will bisect the state line with temperatures north of the front in the 40's and 50's, while south of the front the 70's will be felt.

Once we get past this cut-off low by Friday, our skies will dry and we'll see more sun into the weekend.  Temperatures will also climb into the low 70's by Sunday as high pressure slides into the eastern Great Lakes.  This will cause surface winds to shift around to the south, giving temperatures the nice boost to end the weekend.

By Sunday night, an area of low pressure will begin to move through the Plains.  As it does, the warm front will slowly begin to sag south through Wisconsin.  Shifting winds to the north behind the front will pull down cooler air while the air mass south of the front will continue to warm.  Right now it looks as if cities in southern Wisconsin could be in the 50's with cloudy skies and rain, while cities in northern Illinois warm into the low to mid 60's.  For our far southern cities like Amboy, Paw Paw and Sublette highs could be close to 70 degrees.  We've still got a few days for the front to move, but let's hope we stay on the warmer end - at least for Monday.  It does look cooler Tuesday with a more active pattern taking shape.

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