A strange looking cold front is looming to our west and heading in this direction. It is strange because the front is moisture starved, so a low chance for rain, but it is surging cold air so far southward that even much of Texas was stuck in the 40s today while Rochester hit 50°. Interesting to see, but April can always bring surprises!
The front will bring a few isolated rain showers overnight and into early Sunday morning. None of these showers will be umbrella worthy. Overcast skies are expected through the morning and are able to prevent from temperatures dropping much and overnight lows will hold in the lower 40s.
Expect a slow clearing into Sunday afternoon and evening as the cold front clears the region. Temperatures will make it into the lower 50s. Clearing skies Monday will make for a cooler start, around freezing. Mostly sunny skies will help boost afternoon temperatures up to the middle 50s. Monday will likely be the nicest day of the week as active weather arrives for the second half of the week as well as cooler temperatures.
A storm system stretching south from Canada will approach Tuesday morning. This will bring a few scattered rain showers by Tuesday evening, overnight, and into Wednesday. There will be a boost in temperatures during this stretch as warmer air is pulled into the system from the south. Expect both Tuesday and Wednesday to see afternoon highs around 60°. Scattered rain showers last through Wednesday afternoon.
Clearing skies and high pressure briefly take over Thursday ahead of a larger and more potent storm system Thursday night into Friday and even the weekend. This large storm system will bring a blast of cooler than average air that will bring in the chance for a few wet snowflakes to mix in for higher elevations. For those that see passing rain showers, remember that the wind will be a factor for all as the storm passes by to our north.
-Meteorologist James Gilbert