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Rain free tonight; much warmer Monday

<B>(Sunday Night May 19, 2013)</B> Clouds will linger tonight, with most areas staying dry and mild. Overnight lows will be near 60. Monday will have more sun, and it’ll be warmer. While most of the time will be dry, a shower or afternoon thunderstorm are possible.
An area of low pressure slowly ambling east-northeast through the northern Plains, will continue to push the jet stream north of us through the first half of the week. This will ensure much warmer weather through this week, with high temperatures perhaps rising as high as the mid 80s.

Along with the warmth, there is an increase in dew points over our area through the week, which will mean more of a muggy feel to the air through the week. The warm and humid air will bring the risk of a shower or thunderstorm Monday and Tuesday, but the rain chances look to be low. Most of the time should be rain-free, with only an isolated shower or thunderstorm the first couple of days this week.

By Wednesday, things will progress enough so that our chances for thunderstorms will increase. Rainfall for May is running nearly an inch below normal, so we could use the rain.

A cold front is forecast to bring a higher chance of rain and thunder Thursday. Behind this front, lingering clouds and showers will move out of our area Friday morning, setting the stage for a mainly dry and cool Memorial Day weekend.

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