We are starting off the new work week with some really nice weather. We have mostly sunny skies, with just some high-level clouds overhead. Winds are out of southwest and are a little breezy. We could have gusts of 25-30 mph. However, the winds will then die down this afternoon/early evening. This southwest wind will gradually pull warmer air into the Tri-States. Daytime highs, depending on where you live, will be in the upper 60s to low 70s. The gusty southwest winds, low relative humidity and dry fuels on the ground will result in elevated fire danger across much of the area. Outdoor burning is not recommended, as fires could get out of hand quickly. Into this evening and night, clouds will build into the area. These clouds and the continued southerly winds will keep our nighttime and early Tuesday morning temperatures mild, in the 40s.
By Tuesday, the continued southerly winds will start to bring in slightly more moisture, putting an end to the elevated fire weather conditions. The day will start off with some clouds, but those will clear out leading to some sunshine. Until the clouds return later in the evening/night. 70 degree daytime highs are looking possible for everyone.
An active weather pattern will be setting up by the time we hit midweek.