Gorgeous weather continues to close the work week

/ April 19, 2022 at 6:22 PM

No complaints in this forecast: Plenty of sun will continue as temperatures embark on a warming trend as the work week progresses. Temperatures on Wednesday will start out rather chilly by April standards, dipping into the low 40s in the metro and possibly into the upper 30s further north into rural locations. Not expecting frost to become an issue, though. After a high of 68° today, highs will top out a touch warmer, likely around 70°. Skies will be mostly sunny once again, belying the cool airmass which remains in place.

A warming trend then commences on Thursday as high pressure slips a bit offshore. This will bump highs into the mid-70s, much closer to where we typically find ourselves in mid-April. There will be a few more clouds with moisture coming in off the Atlantic, but that will just make the skies a little more interesting to look at. High pressure retreats back to the west a little bit for Friday, clearing skies a bit. More notably, though, we’ll see high pressure begin to stack aloft, allowing for temperatures to warm even more noticeably into the upper 70s to around 80° for Friday.

The great weather continues into the weekend, too, with highs topping out in the low 80s each afternoon as high pressure remains the dominant feature at the surface and aloft. It’s great to be able to say that there are absolutely no weather concerns for High Water Fest this year! (Well, other than that you’ll definitely want sunscreen.)