Lack of extreme weather, for now

April looks to still have some up and down temperatures

Looking at the next couple weeks and the rest of April the only thing that stands out is the lack of anything that really stands out.

Naturally that could change.

At least as I write this early Sunday morning, it looks like the expected big warm-up is still on track for this week (temps 6-11 above-normal) with the rain or thunderstorm chance perking up late in the week and beyond.

But no truly extreme weather of any kind is showing up yet. But there is at least a chance of a strong or severe thunderstorm by Friday and Saturday.

There are hints of another cool snap beyond the coming warm-up but nothing crazy.

As far as the next severe thunderstorm risk is concerned, the next window is sometime in the window of Thursday April 8th and Monday April 12th. But that does NOT mean every one of those days. The signal is “wishy-washy” right now to use a technical term.

So we’ll just have to try to zero-in on any more defined risk if one becomes clear as we move ahead the next few days and weeks.

April will continue to have its up and downs and back and forth temperature and moisture patterns. Any lasting significant heat looks to hold off until mid or late May as it appears now.

The summer still looks warmer than normal but not extreme, but my official outlook won’t be issued until the start of June.


For more tidbits and weather updates follow me on Twitter @MellishMeterWSB.

Kirk Mellish


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