Good Wednesday morning bloggers,
We are at the start of the longest stretch of nice weather so far this year! We are expecting 4 straight very nice Spring days. Actually, today will be the most annoying as winds gust to 30-35 mph. Below we will take you day by day through Sunday. The nice weather comes to a screeching halt on Sunday.
We are in a Red Flag Warning for an enhanced fire danger. This due to the warmer temperatures, low humidity, gusty winds and dry brush. The grass is starting to green and this will help to reduce the fire danger. Also, the Red Flag Warning is not in effect southeast of I-35 as there will be less wind and conditions are more moist.
A weak front will move through with little moisture. So, no rain is expected with the front. We will have a 10 degree temperature drop along with a reduction in wind. Although, winds may gust 15-25 mph for a time.
This will be another nice day as high rebound to the 70s along with a light wind. A weak disturbance will race by early in the morning and could spawn a few showers and thunderstorms. In the map below, you can see a bit of rain in eastern Missouri. This is a 5 PM map, so this would move through our area 5-10 Am Friday.
This is the weekend day to get things done outdoors. The weather looks great as highs reach the mid 70s along with a 10-20 mph breeze. It will even be a bit humid as dew points rise to the 50s. But, as you can see there is a cold blast organizing in the northern Plains. This will be headed in Saturday night-Sunday along with a storm system coming out of the Rockies.
What a change! The cold front by later Sunday will have blasted south into the southern Plains. We will have a chance of thunderstorms Saturday night with the front. This will then be followed by a cold rain, north winds 15-25 mph and temperatures falling from the 50s to 40s on Sunday. We do need the rain and hopefully amounts will be .25″ to 1″ or more. We will be updating the latest on this next storm system and cold blast the rest of this week.
The cold air will likely lead to a freeze Monday and/or Tuesday mornings. So, like we said yesterday, our advice is to hold off on planting the tender vegetation until early May.
Have a great day.