5/1 – The Chief’s “Sunny & Dry 1st Week of May” Monday Morning Forecast

The center of a broad upper level disturbance is currently near the Great Lakes with weakness encompassing almost 2/3`s of the country which is basically from the Rockies and eastward. The center of the upper low will track northeastward today. In doing so, high pressure from the NW will move in. This, along with typical May strong sun insolation, will allow for the beginning of moderating temps this week. No rain expected today across the area

The apex of the broad upper disturbance centered north of the region will gradually slide east this week. Upper level heights will gradually increase locally aloft as upper level ridge builds north from Brownsville to Bismarck and eastward across the northern Gulf states. Thus, the remainder of the week will see slow but steady moderation. Highs reach into the mid-80s in a couple days likely be in the upper 80s with the potential of a few locations touching 90 degrees by Thursday. Rain chances remain fairly low at this time, with no appreciable moisture flow expected until possibly at the end of this week and into the weekend. High pressure aloft will begin to break down from compression between trough to the east and another coming in from the west as well as possibly shortwaves riding along the northern periphery of this ridge.

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