After a very wet week, where we had weekly rainfall in area rain gauges in excess of 5 inches, this week looks mostly dry. The first part of the week looks exceptionally dry and that will allow most river levels to head downward and get below minor flood stage. The rest of the forecast looks relatively cool but nothing record breaking. Our normal highs this week are in the low 60's and normal lows are in the low 40's. Tuesday looks like the only day out of the next seven that high temps will get to that average mark of the low 60's. Most of the week will be cool and largely dry with temperatures mainly in the 50's for highs for the Tri-States. These temperatures are about 5 degrees below normal for this time of year, but the mostly sunny skies will help keep the days pleasant. There is a chance for frost across much of the area, particularly in low lying areas, Thursday morning due to temperatures dipping into the 30's with light wind. If you got ahead of the panting calendar and have some tender annuals in the ground or in some pots you will want to watch the forecast closely and take the needed action to protect your plants.
Chief Meteorologist of the WGEM StormTrak Weather Team