Mild and tranquil today
The storm system that brought showers to parts of our area Monday has moved on to the east, but cloud cover on the backside of the system is lingering for our Tuesday. We'll have mostly cloudy skies with just a few breaks of sunshine during the day and high temperatures will be in the mid-60s. Northwest winds will add a little extra chill to the air at times with gusts to 15 miles per hour, especially in the afternoon.
The next storm system to impact our area will cross the central Plains later today, bringing clouds to our area late tonight with light rain rolling in just before sunrise Wednesday. Overnight lows will be in the lower 50s with a light southeast breeze.
A windy, wet, Wednesday
The storm system from the Plains will bring a band or two of showers and thunderstorms to our area Wednesday starting early in the morning and continuing through the mid-afternoon. You'll want to hold on tight to our hats tomorrow as southeast winds will be rather strong, occasionally gusting to 40 miles per hour. A few breaks of sunshine between rain bands coupled with those mild southerly winds will help temperatures climb into the mid-60s during the day.
Breezy and cool Thursday
Cooler air will blow into the region Thursday behind our midweek storm system. Expect occasional sunshine and clouds throughout the day with high temperatures in the lower 60s. West winds gusting to 20 miles per hour will add an extra chill at times.
A bright, but chilly weekend
Cool air will continue to sink into the region for Friday and this weekend setting the stage for what looks to be the coolest stretch of weather in several months. A disturbance in the atmosphere will produce a few spotty early morning showers Friday with sunshine later in the day working to warm our temperature to the mid-50s.
We'll have abundant sunshine for both Saturday and Sunday under high pressure, but afternoon high temperatures will only reach the mid and upper 50s while morning low temperatures will be in the upper 30s. For the first time in several weeks, we'll actually be a few degrees below the seasonal average.
Here's your mid-morning weather update from Meteorologist Ted Schmidt: