Clear skies and light to calm winds are making for a rather cool morning across the region. 3 AM air temps ranged from the U30s to the U40s, including 44° at CGI (Cape airport.)
Another nice day is on the way with cool to mild temps and mainly sunny skies....though with some high clouds skimming our northern counties as a warm front heads across the upper midwest. Winds will be fairly light as well.
No problems tonight...with clear to pc skies and seasonably cool temps.
Major changes are on the horizon, however...
First round of active weather arrives Thursday afternoon/evening ahead of weak cold front and upper trough. Shear and instability look only modest but a few strong storms look possible, and in fact SPC now has the Bootheel in the northern extent of a slight risk zone. Limiting factor may be moisture as dewpoints are progged to be only in the 50s by Thursday afternoon...pretty meager for late April. Warmer and dry southwest breezes will shut down active weather for a couple of days Friday and Saturday before things get interesting again by the end of the weekend.
Interesting and turbulent pattern looks to be on the way for early next week as a slow-moving and large upper trough approaches from the west and then cuts off over the middle of the country. Much will depend on exact timing, but bottom line looks to be a couple of rounds of showers/storms from Sunday into Monday...and then much cooler and showery weather for the middle of next week under the upper low.
At some point Sunday or Monday may have to deal with a threat of severe. And then the mid-week weather could be quite cool and showery at times under the cold upper low....could even be some thunderstorms with small hail in the upper low environment if we get any sunshine. Overall the Sunday to Wednesday period looks pretty unsettled and wet.