It’s noticeably cooler this morning compared to any other morning this week. Temperatures are around 40, and highs this afternoon should only make it into the lower and middle 50s. We’ll see a mix of clouds today. Rain showers have left the area, and skies will temporarily clear through the morning hours. While mostly sunny skies can be expected for a time, more cloud cover returns for the afternoon. The additional clouds could be accompanied by a few light rain showers as well. Any rain tapers off tonight and skies stay partly cloudy.
Lows will drop to near freezing for Saturday morning and a freeze warning is in effect for the Valley. You may want to cover anything you’ve already planted. Saturday afternoon will be the coolest day we see this week. Highs should only make it back to around 50. We should see another weak weather disturbance, similar to the one this afternoon, push through the area Saturday afternoon. As a result, skies may be mostly sunny to begin the day, but more clouds roll in for the afternoon. At this point, I expect us to stay dry on Saturday. We face another night of potentially sub-freezing lows into Sunday with clearing skies.
We’re warmer Sunday afternoon with mostly sunny skies. Highs will climb to near 60. The warm-up continues into the next work week. Clouds will increase Sunday night and rain showers should develop overnight. Scattered showers will be ongoing Monday with mostly cloudy skies. Despite the dreary weather, highs will be in the mid 60s. We should be back into the 70s for the middle of the week, but isolated showers are possible just about every day.
-Meteorologist David Ernst