Chill to Ease, but Only Temporarily

By: METEOROLOGIST MARK HENDERSON
By: METEOROLOGIST MARK HENDERSON

If you think it's been awhile since we were as cold as we were Friday morning, you'd be exactly right! The 30° reading at 4:00am Friday morning was the coldest temperature here in one month, three hours, and 47 minutes! It was at 12:13am on March 6th when the mercury last read 30°!

Strong early April sunshine allowed the dry atmosphere to warm quickly Friday afternoon, though lake breezes stood in the way of reaching as high as 60°. Lake breezes take a break though, and just in time for the Easter weekend! Southerly winds allow for 60°+ temperatures to return on Saturday, though clouds will increase in the afternoon and a shower or two can't be ruled out in the 4:00 - 9:00pm window.

Though a "cold front" is to pass through and winds shift to the NW Sunday, full sunshine and a dry airmass should keep our temperatures very close, if not identical to Saturday's 63° forecast high.

But a stronger surge of cool air is due in early next week, as a sprawling Canadian high pressure system deposits some of the last breaths of Northern Canada's winter in our direction. Sunshine will be prominently featured all next week, though temperatures are expected to be 5-10° below normal through at least Thursday!


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