Monday, April 16, 2012

Forecast Monday, April 16 through Wednesday April 18

Monday:  Partly cloudy.  Highs near 73 with lows around 50.
Tuesday:  Partly cloudy.  Highs near 73 with lows around 50.
Wednesday:  Mostly sunny.  Highs near 76 with lows around 48.

An approaching shortwave will contribute to cloud cover for the majority of Tuesday, but surface high pressure will be the dominant feature for the beginning part of the week.  The strong system that spawned the severe weather in the Plains earlier this week will follow a strong jet streak oriented from the Ohio Valley north-northeastward into eastern Canada.  After this afternoon’s passage of a cold front associated with the storm, northeast winds will transition to northerly and northeasterly as high pressure slowly slides eastward.  The wind pattern will help to mitigate any significant warming until Wednesday, at which time an approaching system will help to lift a warm front north of the area.  For the next couple of days, temperatures will stay within a few degrees of normal, until another brief rise late Wednesday and into Thursday as the storm to the west brings another chance of rain to the area for Friday.  

The HPC's surface map for Wednesday shows a storm developing just north of Nebraska that will serve as our next shot at rain.

Lead Forecaster:  Jeremy Young

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