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A warm start to the week but trending colder for mid-April

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National - CPC 6-10 Day Temp Outlook

It was a fair start to the week Monday with patchy cloud cover and areas falling below freezing. A surge of warm air will bring in the chance for some rain and maybe a few thunderstorms overnight before we cool down into the weekend.

It starts with an upper level high developing over the southeast producing southerly winds and tapping into a warm air pool around the 4-corners states. An upper level low will develop in the Canadian Rockies and help draw that warm air in too.

Temperatures will get into the mid 50's for Monday. The warm air will keep temperatures in the 40's overnight before they surge into the mid 60's Tuesday. There will be a southerly breeze from 5 to 15 mph Monday.

Because of all the warm air moving in, there will be enough lift to produce scattered showers Monday. The bulk of moisture and instability may allow for a few light spring thunderstorms overnight into Tuesday morning.

We'll start to clear out Tuesday afternoon, but there are still a few chances for isolated showers Wednesday as the colder air sinks in. Rainfall amounts will be minimal in each case.

Longer term forecasts show that temperatures will remains cooler than average through the second week of April. The average high temperature hits 60º by April 19th but temperatures will be closer to the upper 40's.

Justin Esterly

Justin Esterly is our Daybreak meteorologist. Justin joined WQOW News 18 in May 2018.

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