We finally made it well into the 50s yesterday as our well advertised warm up overtook the area along with strong gusty winds all ahead of a cold front that has now pressed well to the east of the area. No worries though as we'll still be warm today.
Our next storm system is poised to move through just in time for the weekend and once again we'll be on the warm side of this one meaning plenty of rainfall instead of snow as the cold air remains locked up well to the north. Rain will begin by Saturday afternoon lasting all the way through Monday morning. Moisture from the south will stream northward into the area producing some pretty impressive rainfall totals with most areas expected to pick up between 1 to 2 inches. A few thunderstorms will even be possible especially on Sunday when temperatures will be very warm with upper 50s expected. Windy conditions will develop by Sunday continuing into Monday with gusts near 30 MPH likely.
As the system departs early next week we'll have a brief cool down for Monday and then much cooler temperatures, followed by windy conditions on Wednesday . Temperatures meanwhile will be falling closer to normal by the middle of next week with dry conditions prevailing.