An unsettled pattern to emerge

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Main threats

No major threats in sight.

Summary

After some clouds to start our day, skies should become partly cloudy as we get into the afternoon. That will lead to sunny skies for our Wednesday.

By Thursday, the clouds will once again be on the increase. I think showers will hold off until dark but that could change. Some models suggest a shower or two by the afternoon. Regardless, it will be warm and breezy.

Showers and storms become more widespread on Friday. The good news is that severe storms are not expected; the dynamics just aren’t there.

The pattern becomes unsettled and warm for the weekend. Don’t let those shower and storm chances scare you away from doing anything outdoors this weekend. However, I will say that Saturday is looking like the drier of the two days. It will actually be an early summer-like pattern, with warm and humid afternoons and a scattered showers or storms around the area, especially on Sunday.

Those showers and storms should become even more widespread by Monday and some of those storms may pack a punch. It’s just too early to get concerned with that and a lot can change between now and then.

Stay tuned for changes to the weekend forecast. As we get closer to that time period we’ll have a better idea on timing and coverage of showers and storms.

WeatherTAP WeatherFACT

In the image I showed yesterday, of the hook echo, you may have noticed the white coloration in the base of the hook. That is most likely debris that is being detected by radar. The reflectivity is so high that the coloration is off the radar’s color chart, showing up as white.

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Records

The city of Nashville recorded an inch of snow on this day in 1951. the high temperature of 43 was the lowest high temperature ever recorded on this date.

If you think that’s something check this out! On this day in 1975 the city of Chicago was buried under nearly  a foot of snow. A whopping 10.9 inches was recorded at Chicago’s O’Hare Airport. As much as 20 inches fell north of town.

Almanac

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Record high: 80 (2012, 2010, 1963)

Record low: 27 (1992)

Today’s sunset: 7:03

Tomorrow sunrise: 6:22

Today’s day length: 12 hrs 39 mins 15 secs

Tomorrow’s day length: 12 hrs 41 mins 30 secs

One year ago today

The high was 66 degrees and the low as 46. Only a trace of precip fell. winds were from the west at an average speed of about 4 miles per hour during the day. Not a bad spring day!

Astronomy 

Sky viewing conditions tonight: GOOD

Moon phase: Waning Crescent, 8% illumination

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What to look for in the night sky tonight

Venus has been stealing the morning sky lately and she will continue to do so. However, Jupiter is not to be dismissed! That planet will continue to grow more and more dominant in the dawn sky as this month goes along. The best time to look is one hour before sunup.

News

If you’ve been wanting a return to warmer weather you’re in luck! The extended outlook is looking very warm! Let’s just hope that doesn’t crank up the storms!

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Also, don’t forget the benefit on Saturday! As of now, it looks like the weather will be good.

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You all have a great day!

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