Beautiful start to our week!
Plenty of sunshine and mild temperatures in the lower 50s (8:45 am).
Breezy southerly winds (gusts as high as 30 mph at times) will combine with sunshine to pull in unseasonably warm highs in the lower 70s today, close to twenty degrees above average. This is brief! Much cooler air and rain return as soon as tomorrow.
It all has to do with a cold front currently draped across Iowa, Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas is inching closer to the Mid State as we speak — our next weather maker over the course of the next 24 hours or so. Areas west of I-65 may catch an initial isolated shower or two early this evening but the bulk of the moisture holds off until late tonight, after midnight from northwest to southeast.
Notice, our 6:00am prime morning commute hour is filled with rain covered roads. You’ll want to allow some extra time getting out the door. Some pockets of rain could be heavy at times and you could catch a rumble of thunder but as far as severe weather is concerned, it is not anticipated at this time.
Areas east of I-65 will get the tail end rain through late afternoon or so before drying up by the evening. Much cooler air to follow with highs only touching the mid 40s on Tuesday and sub-freezing Tuesday night into early Wednesday morning.
Plan on keeping the umbrella handy on Tuesday but ditching it on Wednesday! With this arctic blast comes the potential for a rain/snow mixture late on Friday into early on Saturday. I’ll have more on that plus this upcoming shower timeline coming up at noon today!
Have a great day!