The faucet has been turned back on... many of us have been lacking rainfall recently and now we're turning toward a more active pattern. Sunday won't be a washout, but like Saturday could have waves of rain. There may be a few showers in the morning with a good chunk of dry time in the afternoon. Temperatures will warm into the 70s and 80s: A boundary draped across the state will lead to thunderstorms in the afternoon: There is the potential for some isolated severe thunderst
As the saying goes, all good things must come to an end and so it is with the near perfect weather we've enjoyed the past few days. The culprit in this reversal is a front that wavers around the region into early next week. It provides the forcing and focus for scattered showers and thunderstorms beginning Saturday and lasting into at least Monday morning. Friday evening you can see the contrast in temperatures along the boundary as it sets up along the Iowa Missouri border.
When its good, it's very good! I'm talking about our weather! A first rate day of sunshine and highs in the 70s Thursday has us all craving for more and we can deliver another stellar performance Friday before some issues begin to develop over the weekend. Here's what Thursday's beautiful day looked like from about 20,000 miles in space. Nothing but a few fair weather cumulus clouds up north to break the vast expanse of turquoise skies. Late day temperatures were running 3-4
With an endless supply of chilly, cool, and often damp weather, this has been the spring of discontent. Even the few warm days we've experienced have been tainted by humidity or blustery conditions. That is why I'm pleased to say the rest of the work week will be picture perfect with all the trimmings you could ask for in an early June day. What I'm describing is this, abundant sunshine, pleasant temperatures, gentle winds, and minimal humidity. What's not to like? Now everyd
A strong cold front has barreled its way through the upper Midwest setting the stage for what will be one of the coolest starts to June in recent memory. The chill does have strong support from the Madden Julien Oscillation which is projected to cycle through phases 7, 8, and 1 between now and June 14th. The MJO's convectively induced energy field in the western tropical Pacific results in a downstream pattern over the United States that fosters a significant ridge off the Pa