Cam’s Weather Vlog for 05/03/13

May 3rd, 2013 at 11:55 am by under Chad's WLFI Weather Blog

WLFI Video Blog Entry May 3, 2013

Forecast Discussion:

Northerly winds flowing off of Lake Michigan have dropped temperatures into the 40s for some parts of the viewing area this morning. The stalled out frontal boundary to our west will actually shift slightly westward as the day progresses; this will allow southerly winds to return before the day is up. The southerly wind flow will boost temperatures back into the mid 70s following the cooler start to our day. However, even with the main line of rain shifting further to the west by this evening, you should still expect some scattered showers and thunderstorms throughout the day. While it was originally expected to swing northeast through the viewing area, the cutoff low appears that it may spin to our southeast over the next few days per the latest forecast models. The location of that low is directly related to the amount of precipitation we’re expecting and as a result of the southward shift, we’re looking at a primarily dry day on Saturday with the scattered rain returning tomorrow evening into Sunday morning. Wrap around rain will fall throughout your Sunday with temperatures, much like Saturday’s, in the mid 60s. We could continue to see some lingering light rainfall come Monday as that low kicks further to our east. We can finally talk about drier weather again by Tuesday as high pressure filters in from the northern Great Plains. We’ll see temperatures in the 70s with partly cloudy to mostly sunny skies for both Tuesday and Wednesday of next week. As higher pressure settles to the east of us, we’ll see that strong southerly low level jet boost afternoon highs back into the low 80s by next Thursday!

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