Much warmer air is set to overtake the Tri-States as the week unfolds!
We continue to reside under a large dome of surface high pressure that brought lots of sun to the area today.
Temperatures were warmer than the recent pass and in the 60s Monday afternoon.
A warming trend is now under way and will unfold in week ahead which will result in temperatures in the 80s for highs by late week.
Conditions will be dry this evening and tonight with mostly clear skies and lows in the 40s.
A quick-moving disturbance will approach the area from the west on Tuesday. This bundle of energy will aid in the slight chance of showers or storms later Tuesday with better chances arriving Tuesday night as a warm front tracks into the are from the west.
The weather will be nice on Tuesday otherwise with partly sunny to mostly cloudy skies with warmer air and temperatures reaching well into the 60s to near 70 degrees later in the day.
Severe weather is not expected at this time with the storms that do fire on Tuesday and Tuesday night.
Behind the warm front on Wednesday, a great day of weather is expected with highs well into the 70s under a partly sunny sky.
There will be a slim chance of a shower or storm on Thursday with warm air making its entrance into the Tri-States as highs will hit the 80s in many locations!
Watch WGEM News Today with Meteorologist Chelsea Smith at 5 AM Tuesday for the latest forecast data for the Tri-States as you begin the day!
~ Mike Cole, WGEM Chief Meteorologist