Welcome to the month of April - the second fastest month to warm from an average high of 58° on the first to 68° on the 30th. Bonus, we gain another 1 hour and 12 minutes of daylight.
After the 8th warmest March ever we change the weather pattern along with the calendar. Colder air will make frequent visits over the next week. A buckle in the jest stream over the western half of the continent will dislodge chunks of colder air rather frequently over the first 10 days of the month. Colder air will spill into the eastern half of the nation starting this weekend. Protect those plants - we will dip below freezing this weekend and a couple times next week.
GUSTY WINDS BEHIND NEXT COLD FRONT
Gusty winds will follow the next cold front through the state Saturday. Wind gusts could reach 50 mph Saturday afternoon. A wind advisory has been issued from 10 AM to 8 PM Saturday.
Reinforcing cold will settle in driving temperatures below freezing Sunday morning and to possibly hard freeze levels. A freeze watch is also in effect for late Saturday night into Sunday morning.