Today's blustery conditions helped drive temperatures to their highest point in a week and a half - we hit 68° in the River City earlier this afternoon and some of us even reached the 70° mark. Following wind gusts exceeding 30 mph in some spots, winds have weakened across the board this evening, though it looks like we'll remain breezy though the overnight hours and into our Friday. After only dipping to 48° early on tomorrow and despite some southerly winds reaching 20 mph at times, afternoon highs are only expected to reach back into the upper 50s and low 60s for many of us - added cloud cover ahead of our next round of rainfall will see to keeping our temperatures cooler for our Friday afternoon.
As far as those rain chances go, they'll begin to inch in over our northernmost counties as early as Friday evening before spreading across the remainder of the Tri-State overnight and into Saturday morning. From there, the rain will continue on and off throughout our Saturday, making for a particularly dreary and damp day overall. Temperatures will even struggle to reach the mid and upper 50s for many of us and unfortunately things may get even cooler come Sunday.
The last of the rain should exit east of the region Sunday afternoon just as temperatures peak in the upper 40s and low 50s (brrrr). By the time it's all said and done Sunday, rainfall totals should range between 0.25" and 1.0". It does look like we'll see a break from the rainfall on Monday - we'll kick off the next week with crystal clear skies and a cooler-than-average high temperature of 51°. Though Tuesday could bring an end to the dry weather; rain chances will again plague the region on Tuesday and Wednesday of next week. Keep those umbrellas handy.
Wear Your Mask.