Enjoy the sunny and beautiful weather through the weekend because it’s not supposed to last too long. Friday and Saturday’s highs are expected to reach the mid to upper seventies for most of the state.
State Climatologist Harry Hillaker says don’t get too excited. Thunderstorms roll in Sunday night.
“They could be severe storms but it is a little early to tell. Often, it is due to the exact time storms come through but there is that possibility.”
Hillaker says the one weather event we’ve been lacking this time of year is wind.
“When you have this cloudy cool weather the last couple of weeks there has been very little wind across the state. This is typically the windiest time of the year. Some days you see winds gusting up to 30 mph and 40 mph range. We haven’t had anything close to that.”
Hillaker adds it is still too early to tell if spots could have delayed planting. He says an El Nino weather pattern is likely to develop soon. Right now, we are in a neutral period between weather patterns.