What month is it really?

By: Stacy Berman
By: Stacy Berman

Another week with a roller coaster ride of temperatures, from the 50s to the 80s. Will we level off this week? What about our rain chances?

I woke up this morning to let the dog out and brrr... It was a bit chilly out there.  Temperatures this morning dipped into the lower 40s. This isn't unheard of for this time of the year, but well below our average low which is in the mid 50s. So why is this happening?  Well, the high pressure system responsible for all of our sunshine helped to dry the air out and clear the skies in our region.  Without clouds, all the warmth from the ground radiates right back to space, keeping things crisp and cool.  Temperatures tonight will drop even further, to around 40 degrees in town and even cooler outside of town.  The record for tonight at McCormick Observatory is 41 degrees set back in 1952, so we will be close.

While we were cool to start the day, today, temperatures have been all over the place recently.  The high on Saturday was 85, while yesterday we only topped out at 59.  The average temperature this time of the year is 75 degrees, so if you average those Saturday and Monday's highs, the number comes out to 72 degrees, so close enough, statistically speaking.  This happens frequently during this time of the year as fronts still push south of us, drawing down cooler air, but we really should see this come to end for the end of spring.

Okay, enough about the numbers.  I just want sunshine and warmth.  I know, I know, be careful what I wish for, because come late summer, I'm going to want the opposite.  But for now, can we have at least have three straight days of sunshine?  Unfortunately, It doesn't look likely for this week.  A series of systems will push across our area and then stall over us and then try and cross again.  So showers and storms looks to be with us through the weekend.  Anyone know of any good movies to see this weekend?  Grrrr...

 

~Stacy

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