First Alert Saturday Morning Forecast

Sunshine returns!

The deep upper low that gave us cold, wet and windy weather yesterday (and spawned severe weather in the east) was slowly rotating off to the east this morning. The back edge of the rain shield was still dropping light precipitation over our eastern counties from extreme SE Illinois south into W Kentucky and NW Tennessee….but was gradually retreating eastward and should be clear of our region by daybreak. This will leave behind a mainly sunny and dry weekend. We will still be a bit cool and breezy today on the backside of the upper low however…and tonight will be clear, cool and calm. But an upper ridge builds in quickly by tomorrow (Sunday) which means much warmer temps and much less wind. Highs Sunday afternoon may approach 80° in western counties.

It looks like we’ll have a quiet, warm and more humid Monday before things get a bit more active again for the middle of the upcoming week. The jet stream sinks south again with a weak frontal boundary setting up in the region. This will set us up for a low-level chance of showers and thunderstorms from about Tuesday thru Wednesday or Thursday. Right now this does not look like a major system, however…so severe storms and heavy rainfall threats should be pretty low.

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