Friday, April 28, 2017
Rain Dominates the Weekend
This storms will develop during the afternoon, with the storms staying with us until the late-night hours. Usually we don't associate thunderstorms with warm fronts, but Sunday there will be another variable in play, the low-level jet. This occurs above the Earth's surface and because of that, the warmth and moisture from the low-level jet will rise more easily since it will be more buoyant, behaving similarly to a cold front. This leads to elevated storm development, which is what we'll see coming up on Sunday.
Temperatures will also stay cool during the weekend to accompany the rain, in the upper 40°s for Saturday and the low 50°s for Sunday. Some light drizzle will linger with us on Monday, but will move out during the overnight. Temperatures will continue to stay cool throughout next week, as we'll be in the mid to upper 40°s for Monday and Tuesday followed by the 50°s for Wednesday and Thursday. We return to the 60°s next Friday, and we'll see much more sunshine that day as well