The pressure gradient is strong! This is why there are strong and gusty winds throughout the area. This will continue for the rest of the weekend and even into early next week, with gusts topping out near 40 mph. The winds are currently from the south and this is bringing in warmer temperatures and higher dew points. Believe it or not, it is slightly humid outside. In addition to the winds, rain showers and an occasional thunderstorm is also a possibility for the northwest tonight, but the chances increase for the entire state on Sunday. Some areas, however, will get more than others. Once this weekend is over, the temperatures will be much much cooler and to where the highs will likely be near 50 degrees, below average, and lows can be cool enough for frost to show up on Monday through Wednesday nights. An average high temperature for this time of year is in the mid 60s and lows are near 40 degrees.
Saturday night, lows on either side of 50 degrees with cloudy skies and a few late night morning showers are possible. Winds will be southeast at 5-15 mph and gusting to near 25 mph at times.
Sunday, a mainly cloudy sky and rain showers and thunderstorms possible, with higher chances in the afternoon, although uncertainty does exist since there will be a dry slot of air. Highs near 60 degrees and winds breezy at 10-20 mph and gusting near 30 mph from the southwest.
Sunday night, showers clearing early then a partly cloudy sky. Lows near 40 degrees and winds continue to be breezy from the west at 5-15 mph and gusting near 25 mph.
Monday, a partly cloudy sky and winds west at 5-15 mph and gusty at times. Highs near 60 degrees.
Monday night, clear to start and then increasing clouds with winds west at 5-15 mph and lows cool, in the mid to upper 30s.
~Heidi Werosta, KX Storm Team