3/8 – Rob Knight’s “Warming Trend” Monday Afternoon Forecast

Sunny skies will dominate as high-pressure just to our north will shape the forecast. Going into tonight, persistent (but light) southeasterly winds will continue to steadily drag moisture back into the area which will prevent any radiational cooling similar to what we saw last night. Lows will not be as cold across the region, still may be a bit chilly east of I-55 with lows reaching the lower 40s, especially in typical colder areas.

Rinse and repeat for Tuesday with us warming up a few degrees warmer into the mid-70s as southeasterly moist return flow continues to deepen across the region. Temperatures will continue this moderation trend with highs getting comfortably into the mid to upper 70s. Will not be surprised to see a few 80s here and there late in the workweek.

Surface pattern going into the end of the week resembles a Bermuda High setup. High-pressure over the Gulf of Mexico at that time. With the low level flow becoming onshore, low level moisture will increase. So we can’t rule out a few showers as early as perhaps Friday afternoon.

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