4/19 – The Chief’s “Very Pleasant” Tuesday Morning Forecast

Post front airmass continues to push in today as upper level high-pressure to the NW shapes the short term forecast. This will bring another below normal temperature day with highs struggling to reach mid 70s for most locations. That’s about 5 degrees below normal for this time of year but that’s only going to last for today. As we roll into Wednesday and Thursday, the atmosphere begins to modify with an approaching cold front to the NW. High-pressure will anchor to our E/SE and provide for a blocking pattern.

Cloud coverage will increase tomorrow with mainly upper-level clouds along with the low end chance for an afternoon shower. Activity will be extremely limited as the high-pressure strengthens. By the weekend, weak rain chances return as high pressure shifts east and allows for more moisture to work back into the area. Temperatures will slowly warm in the extended to at or just above normal values for late April. An upper level disturbance moving into the mid-section of the country ending this weekend and starting next week will begin the erode the high-pressure dominating the local forecast. Expect showers and thunderstorms to begin developing across the region as early as Sunday, but more likely on Monday.

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