Our temperature pattern is set to take a major leap into summer over the coming days with dry conditions expected to last well into the upcoming weekend.
The large area of well above average temperatures that has been sitting over much of the central midwest over the last several days will begin making eastward progress today with our temperatures responding nicely under partly sunny skies and rising into the lower 70s. There is a very small chance of a stray shower, especially the further east you go during the afternoon however nothing significant is expected.
The upcoming weekend looks warm and dry with partly to mostly sunny skies and temperatures heading for 80 degrees! The sun continues to get stronger and our UV index forecast remains high over the next few days. Make sure and slap on the sunscreen if you plan to be outside for a prolonged period of time. Burn time will be under 20 minutes for most of the weekend.
Mother's Day looks beautiful with mostly sunny skies and highs near 80.
More warmth and even some humidity will work into the area next week with temperatures well into the 80s. The combination of the two could fuel some scattered thunderstorms at times, especially during the day. Right now the highest chances look to be Wednesday and Thursday. Too early to talk about the severe threat, but something to watch this time of year. It won't be raining non-stop each day, but the risk if there for a thunderstorm or two.
Happy Mother's Day!