Issued: 8pm on Sunday, April 16th 2023
Technical Forecast Discussion
Short Term (Sunday 4/16/2023 through Thursday 4/20/2023)
A cold frontal passage leaves temperatures much lower Sunday night into Monday and it kicks wind speeds up to 20 mph. Increased cold air advection with the advancing low pressure keeps conditions chilly for the first couple days of the week, and mornings could show frost with increased moisture and near-freezing overnight temperatures. The presence of a lower-level jet keeps winds breezy through Monday night. Once upper level ridging takes over, expect skies to clear and temperatures to warm as soon as Tuesday. Dominant surface high pressure sticks around and we will welcome sunshine for the better part of the week. Expect temperatures to peak on Thursday with daytime highs in the lower 80s.
Long Term (Thursday 4/20/2023 through Sunday 4/23/2023)
Late Friday, expect a deep low pressure to slowly make its way across the area. This will create wet conditions for the majority of the weekend, especially Saturday. Temperatures cool with the cold frontal passage, and we can expect the system to begin moving out on Sunday. Once we arrive closer to the weekend, we can better resolve timing for this system.