Outlook Now-May 15

April 26th, 2013 at 1:16 am by under Chad's WLFI Weather Blog

It has been a cool, wet spring, but the summer, breeding bird species continue to move northward to our area.

This is an interesting map that has been tracking all of the Ruby-throated Hummingbird arrival times this spring!


I also have been seeing the first Yellow Warblers of spring at Celery Bog:


Today looks rather breezy with high cirrus & sunshine with 60s after a cold morning near 31.

Saturday looks like a mix of high & mid clouds with dim sun.  It will likely turn overcast from southwest north & northeast through late afternoon & evening.  60s look good for highs after morning lows in the 40s.  Breezy conditions out of the south will make it a pretty mild Saturday.

Some scattered showers & isolated t’storms may start to push in later in the day & into the night.  Showers will taper Sunday, followed by some partial clearing later & nice, warm south winds.  Rainfall totals look to run 0.25-0.50″.

Highs Sunday will run near 70.


Monday & Tuesday look partly cloudy, windy from the south & warm with highs near 81 & overnight lows of 60-65.


With highs in the 70s & windy conditions, showers & storms will increase.  Scattered storms may pop up & migrate up from the south, but one or more lines of storms will move in from the northwest with at least a scattered severe threat (mainly wind, some hail).

Showers may linger to early Thursday morning, followed by partly to mostly cloudy skies & highs in the 50s to around 60.


Although the pattern Friday, May 3 to Tuesday, May 9 favors normal to below normal rainfall (normal for that time is 0.84″), temperatures look below normal (normal high/low 71/48).


Temperatures look to rebound to ABOVE-NORMAL levels (normal high/low 74/52) with BELOW-NORMAL rainfall (normal 0.72″).

One Response to “Outlook Now-May 15”

  1. Doug in Flora says:

    Thanks, Chad…nice to know our songbirds have arrived. We’ve had robins, sparrows and other small birds here for a few weeks now. To use a fractured old expression: “The harbingers of spring have begun harbinging”. (Yes, I know…but after the winter we’ve had…grammar can only become more gooder, after being more badder… ;-)

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