The region will be dealing with another run of dry weather this week. Look for the highs to be in the 60s most locations Tuesday, slightly cooler on Wednesday, then the upper 60s by Thursday.
The area is going to be under the influence of a large area of high pressure that will keep us on the quiet side. The clear skies and light winds tonight will allow the mercury in the thermometer to dip to near or below freezing most spots so another cold night is in store for the region.
Wednesday will be slightly cooler but still see plenty of sunshine. The region will still be several degrees above normal only to rise by about ten degrees on Thursday. Thursday looks to be the warmest day of the week as highs approach 70 most locations.
Clouds begin to arrive on Thursday evening in earnest, then expect them to overtake the Commonwealth by Friday. Showers are on the docket for Friday and will remain until the end of the weekend and possibly the beginning of next week.
The rain will be arriving from the west late Thursday and may fall over the mountains before sunrise Friday. The rain will be associated with a weak cold front that will cross early Friday then be followed by a more formidable cold front Saturday. This will be the one that cools us down below normal and provides a bit better chance for widespread rain Saturday and early Sunday.
We are in desperate need of the moisture so this wave of rain over this upcoming weekend will be a welcomed sight.
Some models are hinting at the possibility for some more rain Monday, some keep the rain to the south. We will be watching.
Of Note: The National Weather Service is conducting surveys to determine the intensity of the tornadoes that high the middle Mississippi Valley on Friday and early Saturday. More information to follow as it becomes available.