Wednesday, May 15 Morning Forecast Discussion

Published: May. 15, 2019 at 5:09 AM CDT
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Happy Wednesday! We begin our warming trend for the week with temperatures having dropped mainly into the upper-50s this morning. This is a bit warmer than yesterday morning and right around average for this time of year. We’ll see mostly sunny skies on our Wednesday with high temperatures in the mid-80s. A disturbance will pass to our north and east late this afternoon and early evening, and it could touch off a shower or storm north and west of I-20/59 during that time frame. However, chances of rain are not high enough to warrant mentioning in the official 7-day forecast for today.

Any activity will start to fizzle out once the sun sets and we look to see mostly clear skies overnight with Thursday morning lows in the low-60s. High temperatures will make it into the upper-80s to right around 90 degrees on Thursday and Friday as mostly sunny skies look to continue. Can’t entirely rule out a rogue shower or storm during both those afternoons due to the instability in place; however, I do think the high pressure system will keep its strong grip over our area, making the rain potential not high enough to warrant mentioning in the official 7-day forecast.

A few more clouds will build in on Saturday out ahead of the next frontal passage expected to move through during the Sunday/Monday time frame. Speaking of that frontal passage, isolated showers and storms will be possible on Sunday and Monday. We dry out by Tuesday as a stronger ridge of high pressure moves into our area, warming us up into the upper-80s by Tuesday and then warming us up further from there. If we don’t hit 90 degrees this Thursday-Saturday, we’ll more than likely have our first 90 degree day next week.

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