March has been an amazing month if you like mild weather. Our overall March temperature is 4.2 degrees above average. That is going to be going up with the very warm week ahead. March started like a lamb and it is going to end that way as well. We have received less than an inch of snow and we average 7.4 inches in March.
The last 70 degree temperature in our area came back on November7th when it was 71 degrees. The seventies are quite likely on Thursday and Friday and we will be close on Wednesday. The sunshine should be out all week. We will be a little cooler near the lake on Monday and Tuesday before the wind begins to turn to the southwest. That is the ideal wind direction for soaring spring temperatures. The southwest wind will be fairly strong on Thursday and Friday, but that should keep the lake breeze at bay.
The above image is from the GFS computer model for Thursday afternoon. The wind direction is key for everyone to warm into the 70s. If the wind is too much out of the south, the lake will actually influence the wind direction and turn it a little to the southeast.
This image is for Friday afternoon. The cooler air west will be associated with clouds and showers that will eventually move into our area on Saturday and Sunday.
Enjoy the true taste of spring this week. Thanks for reading the weather blog.