Unseasonably warm weather really kicks in across the Midstate today, and it will continue through Presidents’ Day weekend and beyond. Abundant sunshine and a noticeable breeze from the southwest will help to push temperatures up to around 70° this afternoon:
Cloudy and showery on Saturday — the best chance of showers will take shape from morning through early afternoon, as the RPM model’s radar simulation shows:Still a few lingering showers possible in the afternoon, especially east of I-65. High temperatures Saturday will only reach 60° or so:
The warm weather will continue into most of next week, despite some rain chances that will head our way:
I’m not going crazy with the rain chances at this point, because the long-range data is all over the place…the European model (generally more-accurate, but not perfect) shows a good chance of rain late Tuesday, but then mostly dry Wednesday and Thursday. The Euro has been changing its mind a lot lately, which reduces my confidence in that scenario. The American GFS model shows rain from Tuesday through Friday…but its accuracy is hit-and-miss. So, we’ll wait and see.
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