For those of you waiting for it to be just a little warmer to enjoy the outdoors, you are going to be happy campers pretty soon. After we get through this week a strong ridge of high pressure is going to start building in, as early as Sunday, and temps are going to skyrocket. We may hit 80 degrees in some locations by mid to late next week!
For today, there could another uptick in shower activity this afternoon. By now you all know the drill, just as was the case this morning the showers will be scattered in nature. The peak CAPE values occur at around 3 pm.
The rest of the week looks similar to what we have been experiencing. Overnight temperatures are going to be dependent on cloud cover in your area. Generally hovering within a couple degrees on either side of freezing for mid and low elevations, so gardeners you may not be completely out of the woods yet.
By Sunday the SW US will be under a building ridge of high pressure. This means warm and sunny days ahead, thats the good news and the bad news depending on how you look at it. What is very uncertain at this point is how long those conditions will last but we (or at least I) will enjoy it while it lasts.
Here are the temps according to the GFS starting Sunday. I chose the GFS because it is showing lower high temps than the Euro.
You get the picture
As I said, it is not exactly clear how long the ridge will be in place but it looks like the above average temps will hang around until at least the first few days of May.
If you are lucky enough to get some thunderstorms pop up this afternoon let me know. Thanks for following.
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