|Moon Phase||Waxing Gibbous Moon|
Monday Morning, March 10, 2014
Meteorologist Brandon Chambers/Meteorologist Ben Smith
Monday Morning Update: I hope you had a wonderful weekend! Temperatures warmed into the middle 60s to around 70. With a later sunset, we got to enjoy a little extra sun Sunday afternoon. With the later sunset, that also means a later sunrise. Many kids
wait in the dark for the bus this morning. The sunrise is at 7:04am. Parents make sure the kids have a light jacket at the bus stop this morning. They won't need it for the ride home.
Today will be breezy and warm with mostly sunny skies and afternoon temperatures climbing into the 60's by mid-day for most of the Valley. Many locations will likely briefly reach 70 degrees or slightly above. The warm breeze will be in response to the developing system we expect to affect us with rain and colder temperatures mid-week.
Mid-Week Rain and Temperature-Drop: Tuesday will be even warmer than Monday, but a complex storm system will begin increasing our rain chances late Tuesday as a pair of waves approaches the area from the southwest and northwest. Showers should remain scattered in nature Tuesday evening until a powerful cold-front begins pushing into the region Tuesday night. This front will provide widespread showers to the Valley region while dragging an arctic air mass behind it.
Most of the rain will be exiting before mid-day Wednesday, although a few light showers or even light snow flurries may linger just a bit later into the afternoon. As the rain moves out, a powerful northwest wind will usher in the colder air, leading to falling temperatures through most of Wednesday. Sub-freezing temperatures are likely Wednesday night/Thursday morning.
Temperatures Rebound Late-Week: After an unseasonably cool Thursday, we'll experience another rebound toward more seasonable temperatures beginning Friday, but it looks likely we'll see another round of rain and cooler air around 7 or 8 days from now (around Sunday March 17th/ Monday March 18th).
Farm and Garden Forecast: The Farm and Garden Forecast is back, but Winter is not ready to let go of our weather pattern just yet. You can get the updated forecast specifically for gardeners and farmers at Valleywx.com!
TODAY: Partly cloudy and pleasant. High: 68. Winds: W 5-15 mph.
TONIGHT: Partly cloudy and cool. Low: 47. Winds: Light.
TUESDAY: More clouds late. Isolated shower possible. High: 76. Winds: SW 5-10 mph.
WEDNESDAY: Showers likely and cooler. High: 60. Temperatures will likely fall through the day. Rain: 40%.
THURSDAY: Partly cloudy and cooler. High: 49.
FRIDAY: Partly sunny and milder. High: 57.