Temperatures on are the swing upward — only for it to quickly to take a dive for within the next 24 hours. Southwesterly winds developed on Wednesday, which warmed temperatures up into the lower 50s. Temperatures will continue their climb, eventually topping out in the 60s by Thursday. The warm surge will end abruptly as a cold front brings showers by Thursday night and usher in a chilly air mass that will stick around into the first half of the weekend.
Wednesday night will feature just a few clouds around. The warm southwesterly wind will continue through Wednesday night and keep temperatures from dropping no further than the lower 50s in the city. Elsewhere, overnight lows will hold in the low to mid 40s.
Thursday will start out with a good deal of sunshine. Temperatures will soar into the mid to upper 60s during the day. That is roughly 15 degrees above the normal high at the time of the year.
A quick but potent cold front will bring showers around Thursday night and winds will quickly shift to the northwest as the front swings across the region. Around a quarter of an inch of rain is to be expected from this front. Unlike Saturday, we do not anticipate it to be severe.
By early Friday morning, temperatures will already drop into the lower 40s. Adding in a gusty northwesterly wind, it will feel more like around 30 degrees. The chilly breeze will keep temperatures in the 40s all day long and it will only feel no better than 40 degrees in the afternoon.
The winds should ease a bit on Saturday, but it will remain chilly. Temperatures will hold in the upper 40s under sunny skies. By Sunday, we should see temperatures moderate back into the upper 50s as winds calm down and shift more southwesterly.
Temperatures will stay in the mid to upper 50s on Monday, but another cold front will press through the region bringing back the chance of scattered showers. Temperatures will then return to the 40s through the middle part of next week.