Well, I hope not. If this is a summer preview, then summer if going to be rather chilly. Yes, 78 degrees is warm for April, and it will feel GREAT after the March and early April we’ve had. But in July? 78 is cool. I don’t want a summer of 78-degree weather = too cool for crops, esp. with lows in the 40s and 50s.
Conclusion: No this is NOT a summer preview. It is a warm spring day that is well earned. Tomorrow will be much the same!
And then Sunday … YUK! Cold front drops S-SW through the area Saturday evening and our temperatures drop like a rock. High temperatures on Sunday may only reach the upper 40s and that is early in the day. A raw NE breeze with a few showers and drizzle make for an unpleasant weather day, esp. after two amazing warm spring days on Fri and Sat.
[Note: I will gladly eat humble pie and have temperatures in the 60's on Sunday instead of 40's. I would love to be wrong. But I need to forecast what I believe will happen ... not what I would like to see happen.]
Sunday night into Monday morning rain moves in. Some of that rain will be quite heavy. We could get a thunderstorm, but most of that activity will stay to our south. Heavy rain could be an issue for urban and poor drainage areas. Watch out for ponding of water Monday morning. The rain tapers to showers by mid-morning and the showers continue through the afternoon. A widespread 2” of rain appears likely.
Tuesday is a blustery and chilly day with partial sunshine and some snow flurries.
Wednesday looks a little milder before more clouds roll in and a chance for showers returns late or overnight.
The next couple of weeks look to average cool, and wet. However, there will be a warm day tossed in here and there ahead of an approaching storm system. But no breakthroughs for widespread lasting warmth as of yet. At least winter is done … now we just need to get rid of early spring weather (Fri and Sat show there is hope!) and advance to late April spring weather.
Until then, Enjoy!
Pastor Terry. He received his bachelors degree in Meteorology from the State University of New York at Oneonta, in 1994. The education continued as a hobby by reading the blogs of some of the best forecasters in the business. Although forceasting the weather is an imperfect science, it is a pleasure to follow what the Creator has made.