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Plot Twist: Warming Trend

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Today – Mostly Sunny High: 48°

After all that nonsense last night, we are ready for a warm, sunny weekend!

There are just a few clouds in our area, but they will clear out throughout the day.

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High pressure will move in and keep us dry today. Temperatures will only reach the upper 40°s today, due to the cold air advection from our northerly winds. Hang in there, though. Temperatures will then rebound into the upper 50°s by Saturday!

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Saturday – Much Warmer High: 59°

Winds will quickly shift from out of the north to out of the south as the high pressure moves over our area.

We will be just on the fringe of the cold air mass Saturday morning.

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The southerly winds will help us warm up during the afternoon.

Expect plenty of sunshine on Saturday.

Sunday – Pleasant High: 68°

Temperatures will warm up into the upper 60°s with some areas hitting the low 70°s in the afternoon. There will be a shortwave moving over our area late on Sunday.

What this means for us is just a weak cold front will drift through late afternoon into the evening. You will feel the winds pick up a bit int he afternoon with gusts near 25 mph. The reason is for this tight pressure gradient over us.

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A low will move over the Great Lakes with high pressure to our east. Clouds will gradually increase late afternoon into the overnight.

We will see some showers during the late afternoon into morning commute on Monday. The rain should be tapering off to east by the morning commute, but you can’t rule out a few isolated showers still in our area.

Extended: Temperatures will drop off slightly on Monday under a mostly sunny sky. The main concern will be our next rainmaker expected to bring thunderstorms early Tuesday. Dew points will be in the low to mid 50s with temperatures in the mid to upper 60s in our area Tuesday. This could limit the severe weather threat for us, however we will keep you updated on this. Model updates have tampered with the track of the low each day. Right now it shows the the low tracking through Missouri and Illinois then over the Ohio River Valley. If we get warmer temperatures and higher dew points with a track more southeasterly then this could be more of a severe weather threat. We will keep you updated on this next system. Until then – enjoy the nice weekend weather!

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