Sunny but breezy and cool today, Warming trend this weekend, Rain returns next week

Today will be a beautiful sunny day, but it will be a bit cool.  Afternoon highs will climb into the mid 50s, but northerly winds of 10 to 20 mph will definitely put a bit of a chill in the air despite all the sunshine.  Clear skies tonight will mean radiational cooling as the winds die down a bit, and that will allow temperatures to drop to near freezing by daybreak.  This will be our coldest night of the next seven days.

A warming trend begins over the weekend as high pressure shifts off to the east.  That allows winds to shift to more of a southerly and southwesterly direction with time.  Afternoon highs Saturday will climb to near 60 degrees and then the mid 60s for Sunday.  A few more clouds will be in place on Sunday as moisture gradually increases, but Saturday will be a mostly sunny day.

You knew it couldn’t stay dry for long in March.  Showers and even a few thunderstorms return to the forecast going into next week.  It won’t rain all day each week, but there will be a respectable chance of at least a bit of rain just about each day.  We will be warm as well, with afternoon highs in the lower 70s.  The good news is we still continue to not see any signs of a severe weather risk approaching with any of these disturbances.