We're still on track to hit temperatures in the 80s early in the week. The end of March has been pleasant and allowed plenty of sunshine across the viewing area. The sun will stick around for the first part of the week, before our clouds move into the region ahead of our next system that we are continuing to watch closely.
Tonight will be a relatively cold night as clear skies and calm winds will allow temperatures to drop into the mid to upper 30s area wide. As Monday approaches all of us will begin a nice warming trend as our temperatures flirty with the lower 80s during the day with temperatures at night only dropping into the mid 40s and lower 50s. The upper level ridge that will be situated over the Southeast is the cause for the nice weather we'll experience.
Towards the middle of the week and into the weekend a shortwave will move across the area creating uplift and some portions of the northern viewing area could see some scattered showers. With this In mind, Wednesday will have a slight chance of rain in the forecast, but our best chance comes Thursday night into Friday afternoon.
As of right now it's still to early to tell what to expect near the end of the weekend as models aren't consistent. With the warm weather that will be place as well as an abundance of moisture, severe weather threat is a possibility as a cold front moves through. We'll keep you updated as the timing of the event gets closer, but it does look like it could be a huge rainmaker. With the past week of rain that we saw and the rain that we saw this past weekend, flooding will be a concern for rivers and creeks that are already near flood stage.
Behind the cold front, the weekend looks to be dry, sunny and mild as temperatures will be in the upper 60s and lower 70s.