A cold front passed through the area overnight and that has ushered in very dry air. It looks as though this air will be in place throughout the day Friday, and there’s actually a high fire danger. Everything still hasn’t completely greened up, and there’s a lot of dry leaves left in the woods. Therefore, you want to be extra careful if you have any open flame. Temperatures will be in the 60s.
The weekend is looking a bit unsettled, especially Saturday.
There’s going to be a warm front trying to move to the north, but I don’t think it will ever get into the area, and that leaves us on the northern side of the frontal system. This means a cool and damp day Saturday with occasional periods of showers or even a few hours of steady rain. It doesn’t mean you won’t be able to get outside, but it’s not going to be a great day.
Mother’s Day looks to be slowly improving. I think we’re going to see a lot of clouds to start the day, but, as drier air tries to move in from the north, we could see some clearing. This is especially true later on in the afternoon. If you’re planning a barbecue with mom, I’m not expecting any precipitation. Temperatures will be a bit milder because of the added sunshine. Look for highs in the 60s.
Next week, temperatures will be on the rise, and we will definitely see some areas reaching the 80s by Tuesday. I don’t expect this to be a long-lasting warm weather trend, however, with more seasonal readings returning by the end of the week.