Look for the dry and cool pattern to continue into the weekend as the region is looking at a persistent pattern of sunshine. Not much in the way of cloud cover this weekend, but we may notice a bit of a breeze from the northwest from time to time. Normal highs for the day should be in the middle 50s, today we will be in the upper 40s.
Saturday will be sunny and dry as humidity levels will be in the 20 – 30% range. Be mindful of the fire dangers this weekend as well and make sure to follow all rules and notices for your region regarding burning and burn bans. Winds will be noticeable again, coming in from the northwest at around 10 – 15 mph so that may help fan a flame if one gets going. Highs will be in the low 50s.
Sunday will be a couple of degrees cooler than Saturday as the flow of air is still coming in from the northwest. Highs will be in the upper 40s and low 50s once again so although we have a good deal of sunshine, we are still in the cool zone due to the northwest flow of air.
Monday starts the warm up that I believe most have been waiting for all winter. This will begin the slow and gradual climb back into the 70s. Highs on Monday will be in the upper 50s then it looks like the 60s to the 70s the rest of the week. High pressure is in control and there is still no hint of rain for the next several days.
Tuesday through Friday look dry. The warm up into the 70s may take until Thursday, but it is the first time I have forecast a 70 this year. We did make it to the 70s on February 24th, but that was a major spike in the temps that was not seen on any of my forecasting models. This may be a legit warm up for several days.