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Sunnier, slightly warmer days are ahead

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Cool cloud cover today

Low clouds and cool air are lingering in the region today on the backside of the storm system that has been responsible for keeping our weather cool, gray, and dreary all week long, but there are signs of improvement in the area. Clouds will eventually begin to break up at times later today, allowing some mid-April sunshine warm temperatures a bit. High temperatures today will be in the mid and upper 40s across the area with slightly lighter winds than recent days, so wind chill indices will be in the upper 30s to lower 40s, just a little cooler than the actual temperatures.

Brighter, milder Friday

We'll enjoy a fair amount of sunshine throughout the day on Friday as the last of the clouds from the previous storm system move out of the region. Even though a few high clouds will begin to spill into the region from the west, we'll have enough sunshine during the day to warm our temperatures into the mid-50s making that the warmest day since last weekend and possibly the warmest for some of us since last Thursday. Winds will be on the lighter side as well, making the day that much more pleasant.

A tranquil weekend

A storm system from the Plains will skirt our area to the southwest on Saturday, but clouds from that system will spread across the local area for much of the day. Expect a few peeks at the day during the day with light north winds and high temperatures will be in the lower 50s.

Sunday looks to be the sunniest, warmest day of the next week as high pressure settles into the region from the northwest, scouring out the clouds and allowing for a bright, blue sky across the area for much of the day. High temperatures will be in the mid and upper 50s with a light northwest breeze.

Monday showers

A cold front will move into the region Monday, likely triggering a few light rain showers in the area from the late morning into the afternoon. Gusty, raw northwest winds behind that front will draw in much cooler air and as a result, high temperatures will only be in the mid-40s.

Staying cool through the midweek

A disturbance aloft will slide through the region on Tuesday, bringing a chance for some spotty, light rain showers for the afternoon and evening. High temperatures will be in the mid-40s with raw, gusty northwest winds, likely generating wind chill values in the 30s.

High pressure will move through the region on Wednesday, so we'll enjoy brighter, quieter weather in the area. High temperatures Wednesday will be in the upper 40s with a brisk northwest breeze.

After a sunnier, warmer Thursday that will feature high temperatures in the more seasonable mid-50s, a cold front will trigger rain chance fr next Friday with sunshine behind that front warming our temperatures to the 50s for the following weekend.

Ted Schmidt

Morning and Noon Meteorologist

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