Hope everyone had a great weekend!
We'll be starting off the new week on a quiet but warmer note as temperatures continue to climb through the 50s through Tuesday with sunny conditions persisting. The models continue to indicate a very strong area of low pressure will develop in the plains and move very close late Wednesday and early Thursday. The storm itself will be strengthening as it passes just to the north bringing showers and even thunderstorms to the region by Wednesday evening. Currently the area under the gun for severe weather looks to be just to our south, however any shift in the storm track and dynamics could change this. One thing that will be guaranteed is that winds are going to increase substantially in our area by late Wednesday night and especially Thursday as we could see gusts approaching 45 MPH at times all caused by a very tight pressure gradient as evident on the forecast surface pressure map below. When the lines of equal pressure get close to each other, it means some strong winds can be expected in the area.
Much cooler air follows behind this system as we end the week. We'll have your full forecast bright and early Tuesday morning with all the details regarding this upcoming storm. Until then have a great Monday!