A near normal weekend, climatologically speaking, will be on tap for the region with the warmest day on Saturday with highs in the 60’s. Much of the weekend will be rain free with possibly just an isolated shower or two late Saturday night and early Sunday ahead of a fast moving cool front. A chunk of cooler air will filter in on Sunday with rather chilly temps continuing into early next week.
Saturday: Partly cloudy during the day with skies becoming cloudy at night. 25 percent chance of an isolated shower or sprinkle from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. Sunday.
Rain Amounts: Trace to 0.05 inches
Low temp: 36 degrees Fahrenheit
High temp: 64 degrees Fahrenheit
Wind: South winds at 10-15 mph
Sunday: Partly cloudy and quiet.
Low temp: 42 degrees Fahrenheit
High temp: 56 degrees Fahrenheit
Wind: West to northwest at 5-13 mph, shifting East after 3 p.m.
Monday: Variable clouds with a 30 percent chance of sprinkles from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Breezy and cool.
Rain Amounts: Trace
Low temp: 36 degrees Fahrenheit
High temp: 48 degrees Fahrenheit
Wind: Northwest at 10-20 mph with gusts to 25 mph, becoming northeast by 3 p.m.
Your Week Ahead: April 6 to April 13
A cool snap is expected between April 9 and April 11 with possibly some patchy frost during this time. The best chance of freezing temps will generally stay west of the North Shore with a better chance of frost and near freezing temps to our west this morning and again for a time Saturday morning.
Temperature Trends: Temperatures will average a little below normal during the period.
Precipitation Trends: Precipitation will average below normal.
Weekend Pattern: High pressure which will be in control of today’s weather, which will slowly move off to the east by late Saturday. A fast moving front in the west to east flow aloft will cause a cool front to come sailing through by Saturday night. Since the front is lacking moisture and upper-level dynamics, there is a remote chance of a shower or sprinkle with a return to dry weather on Sunday. A secondary cold front will pass through the area by Sunday night bringing a reinforcing shot of cold air to start the week.
Early to Midweek Pattern: A northwest flow pattern sets up with a few weak disturbances embedded in the colder air aloft. This may produce a few instability showers or sprinkles on Monday with the best chance of rain shifting to our east on Tuesday. High pressure builds in with decent weather for the middle of the week.
Late Week Pattern: A warm-up is looking likely with an increasing chance of showers and t-storms toward Friday and Saturday with possibly some strong to severe storms over parts of the Upper Midwest.
Temperatures: Temperatures will be stuck in the low 50’s today with winds coming in off the lake throughout the day. On Saturday, temps will easily warm in the middle 60s as winds turn more southerly ahead of a front. Cooler air will filter into the area with highs mainly in the upper 40’s to mid 50’s from Sunday through Wednesday. Low temps will range from 35 to 40 with colder temps to our west. High temps will warm up back into the 60’s and possibly near 70 by the end of the period as the cold air quickly retreats back into Canada.
Severe Weather Watch
Since severe weather season is quickly approaching, here are a few safety tips about flooding.
- Flash Flood/Flood Watch: Flooding is possible within the designated watch area.
- Flash Flood/Flood Warning: Flooding has been reported or is imminent.
- Urban and small stream flood advisory: Flooding of small streams, streets and low-lying areas.
- Flood Statement: This is detailed follow-up information concerning a flash flood event.
When a flash flood warning is issued:
-Move to a safe area before access is cut off by flood water.
-If advised to do so, evacuate as soon as possible when flooding is occurring.
-Continue to monitor television, NOAA Weather radio or other sources of info like an emergency broadcast station.
-If you come upon a flowing stream of water where water is above your ankles, stop and turn around.
-Develop a family disaster plan in case of a weather emergency.
Source of information: The National Weather Service
Severe Weather Outlook: Some storms may become strong by April 13 or April 14 ahead of a strong storm that will track to our west.