TEMPERATURES MAY REACH THE LOWER 70S TODAY!
TRACKING A STRONG COLD FRONT THAT WILL BRING A RETURN TO WINTERY CONDITIONS BY MIDWEEK
IT LOOK LIKE A SEASONABLY COOL RACE WEEKEND FORECAST
MUCH COLDER THURSDAY
Today: Partly cloudy, breezy & warm. Highs 66-73. Southwest wind 5-10 mph.
Tonight: Mostly cloudy. Showers likely late. Lows 45-52. South wind 5-15 mph.
Wednesday: Showers likely (80%). Breezy and turning colder late. Highs in the 50s to near 60, but falling late in the afternoon. Breezy SW wind 20-30 mph.
Wednesday Night: Showers and possible snow flurries. Colder! lows 20-26. Gusty. NW wind 15-25 mph.
We are tracking an area of high pressure in the region which means a clear to partly cloudy sky, and lots of sunshine today! Temperatures will be warming up as a southerly flow remains in place. Highs will climb into the upper 60s to lower 70s. Gusty winds will combine with low relative humidity to provide a higher than normal fire danger through this afternoon.
StormTrack 5 meteorologists are tracking a strong storm system set to develop over the Plains states today. This system will head east across the Mississippi River Valley and the Ohio Valley. Clouds will increase this evening and tonight. Rain showers will likely develop in our area mainly after midnight, and will continue tomorrow.
Wet weather will remain on the agenda for Wednesday morning and afternoon. Colder air will pour into the region behind the front Wednesday (temperatures will be falling through the afternoon). It will be very windy Wednesday and Wednesday night, especially in the mountains.
Rain will likely change to snow showers or flurries Wednesday evening or night. Flurries will end early Thursday. A light snowfall accumulation is possible, mainly across the higher elevations.
It will be much cooler behind the front on Thursday but should warm back up to near normal levels by the weekend. Partly to mostly sunny skies are expected Thursday and Friday.
Race weekend weather is looking good for Friday. We are tracking a weather system that may bring some showers to the region starting Friday night through Sunday. The timing and strength of this weather system is still likely to change with the differing weather models. We will be tracking race week weather and have a better feel for the green flag forecast later this week.
Highs will be in the mid 60s to lower 70s on today. We will be near 60 Wednesday and near 40 Thursday for a high, and upper 40s to upper 50s Friday through next Monday. Lows will be in the upper 40s tonight, in the 20s Wednesday night, and upper teens to lower 20s Thursday night, and 30s Friday and Saturday nights.
Our normal high 58°, normal low 33°.
Forecast updated Tuesday at 11:11 am
Meteorologist Kaitlin Penfold