Sunny for Friday, but a few clouds to build

Today's Forecast

Highs will be in the 60's this weekend.

We are seeing beautiful sunshine on this breezy Friday morning. Temperatures will warm into the 50’s and 60’s this afternoon with the slightest chance of a sprinkle late before midnight. Clouds will move in late in the day along with a trough, acting as a backdoor cold front, sweeps through the region as a center of low pressure moves as high pressure affects its direction. It will act more like a coastal low-pressure system. While we only will see a spot mist this evening, this differentiation of air and temperature is the causation of this wind.

As the trough passes overnight, winds will lessen once again as the relative high breaks down, allowing a system to the west move rather quickly through our region over the weekend. Clouds will be out ahead of the front on Saturday. It will move through on Sunday, giving us a slight chance of rain during the day, as it has been exhausted from most of its moisture due to the high-pressure system blocking its path over the past several days.

Temperatures will warm up as we head into the weekend. The weak cold front will pass shifting us to a dry but cloudy Monday as temperatures soar into the upper 60’s and lower 70’s by Tuesday as a secondary system brings a better chance for rain. As temperatures rise into the 60’s and 70’s remember that there exists a possibility of a thundershower. We are getting into that time of year where we see them, which reminds me to tell you about the WDVM Wx app.

Be sure to download it to your phone for your local weather forecast, but also be sure to set your notifications to on to receive weather alerts for when the weather takes a more or less sunny path.

The climate trend over the next month calls for an above-average temperature for April, so get out and enjoy this typical weather April day, without the showers, of course! Things will get above average over the next week and potentially the next few weeks of this month. Showers may continue to be more frequent with the chance to see above-average rainfall as we see April showers to bring May flowers.

Here is a look at your 7-day forecast:

Friday: Mostly sunny skies with clouds entering later in the day with a slight chance of a sprinkle later this afternoon. Highs will be in the low to mid 60’s. Winds will be out of the northwest at 10-20 mph with gusts up to 30 mph.

Friday night: Plan to see partly cloudy skies, but do not be surprised if areas east see a light sprinkle of rain before midnight, most of us will stay dry. Lows will fall into the 40’s. Winds will be out of the north at 5-15 mph.

Saturday: Clouds building with highs in the low to mid 60’s.

Sunday: Mainly cloudy with a chance of a sprinkle with highs in the mid to upper 60’s.

Monday: A mix of sun and clouds. Highs will be in the upper 60’s and lower 70’s.

Tuesday: Mostly cloudy with a chance of a thundershower. Highs will be in the low to mid 70’s.

Wednesday: Watch for a few clouds with a slight chance of a thundershower. Highs will be in the upper 60’s and lower 70’s.

Thursday: Cooler temperatures with highs in the low to mid 60’s.

Have a fantastic Friday!

Meteorologist Derek Bowen

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