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Temperatures peak as storms sneak

Showers and storms continue to slide just to our north today, giving us an afternoon in the balmy 80s. We continue to await our turn for storms to sweep through-- currently looking like Monday PM.

It's Sunday everyone! One last day of blessed rest before a return to the grind. For the most part we've been having some great weather around here, though perhaps a growing minority of us would trade a few rays for the showers given all the pollen and the desire to not have to water the flowers manually.

The weather maps continue to place us underneath the warm front and its arm of showers, and out ahead of the cold front that has focused the severe storms of yesterday (and today).

Surface Map - Sunday PM

The "Warm Sector" is typically the place where the weather is a lot warmer than normal (surprise surprise) but since we're really close to the warm front itself to start the day, don't rule out a sneaky shower/storm in addition to some clouds. Another common feature we'll see are the breezes. Expect a gust or two from the southwest to keep the warmth coming. The temperature forecast tells more of the story as to how our weather will unfold this coming week as the cold front to the west approaches:

GFS - Max Temps - Sunday
GFS - Max Temps - Monday
GFS - Max Temps - Tuesday

If you get one of those sneaky showers (particularly in the north) today, then your max temperature may be held in check a little bit, but today and Monday figure to be the warmest we'll be getting in this weather pattern, until the rains come in relief later Monday. Unlike the severe weather in the central plains, the ingredients will not be as juicy by the time the front reaches us, so perhaps we'll see these showers and storms stumble across the mountains rather than plowing through.

GFS - Monday PM GFS - Tuesday AM

Not exactly a strong finish. So the timing that benefits from the heat of the afternoon will be the biggest factor on how many downpours we'll end up seeing with this one. Expect some pleasant temperatures mid-week, though the clouds may end up being more prevalent (if the system was stronger, it could channel more rain through the tri-state, but also pull in even drier air behind it to bring out the Sun).

On the tracking tools today, follow along with how the clouds/showers lift to the north, and bring along warmer temperatures for us. If there are going to be some storms forming underneath the main line, you'll see them on the maps as well :-). Temperatures could differ by as much as 10-20 degrees in the showers to the north vs. the heat in the south.

Regional Radar/Satellite with Warnings Tracking

Accuweather Radar

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Have a great day everyone!



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