Wind will remain in the forecast for most of this week along with a few unsettled rounds of rain showers. Expect a significant temperature swing Tuesday morning/afternoon.
A Red Flag Warning and a Wind Advisory are in place Monday April 19 until 9 pm. Wind speeds/gust are ranging from 20 mph up to the 50 mph zone. Under these conditions any open flame, spark or ignition source would quickly spread out of control threatening lives and property. The weather maker responsible for the wind is an approaching cold front from the northwest. This front will pass through the forecast area by midnight. The wind speeds will settle down but, remain breezy overnight. A clearing sky is also expected and that could be ideal for some (pre-peak Lyrids) meteor shower watching. Just make sure to bring layers for the cold! Post frontal weather Tuesday morning will have sub freezing temperatures. Also influenced by Monday’s cold front will be afternoon high temperatures Tuesday. Expect a ten degree drop from Monday’s warmth. Another round of unsettled weather will swing into the forecast during the midweek and (from the southwest) this could bring much better rain shower opportunities. Wind also remains in this forecast and temperatures should maintain a near average (middle 60s for some) if not slightly below the average if rain develops during the midweek. The upcoming weekend looks very warm and dry!