Pattern Stuck in Autopilot
A nearly zonal jetstream pattern continues to put us in the ‘line of fire’. The pattern will be intact through the beginning of the weekend.
Persistent, onshore winds will keep the clouds socked in for the coastal plain while there may be a few sunny breaks inland later in the day. The coolest high temperatures will be at the coast in the upper 40s while inland areas will reach the lower to middle 50s.
Thursday will also be a mostly cloudy day with a few sunny breaks, especially inalnd. There is a slim chance for our far western and southwestern suburbs to be skimmed by a few showers in the morning. Winds will switch from the east to the southeast during the day. Highs will be coolest along the coast once again. Coastal highs will be in the 50-55F range while inland cities and towns will be in the 55-60F range.
Friday will be a day filled with scattered rain. Highs will be 55-60F for the coast while inland areas may reach the 60F mark, give or a take a few degrees.
The pick day for the weekend is looking like Sunday at the moment. Saturday will be mostly cloudy with a one in three chance of a few spot showers. Highs on Saturday will remain cool in the middle to upper 50s along the coast with a northeast wind…60-65F inland. Otherwise, Sunday is looking much brighter with mostly sunny to partly cloudy skies. A northwest wind will allow for high temps to return to the lower and middle 60s for the entire region.
***April went down as the 2nd warmest April on record with an average temperature of 53.1F (+5.0F).