The forsythia's are starting to bloom and more and more sunshine has been prevalent the past couple of days after last Friday's rainfall. Temperatures are expected to head off to the races. Saturday's temperatures in the mid 50's will warm today into the 60's and it will not stop there. Tomorrow and Tuesday should be the warmest days of this week with a prevailing SW wind that could last all the way through Thursday. Temperatures on Monday will have no problem getting into the 70's and as matter of fact, we could be looking at 80 degrees on Tuesday. Wednesday and Thursday will not be quite as warm but it will likely be in the 70's. I am saying likely in the 70's very conservatively because of a nearby front just to our north and northeast could threaten the area mid week and drop our temperatures signficantly cooler. Right now doesn't look like the case until Thursday evening when there is a chance of thunderstorms. Friday and into the weekend does seem to be in the influence of a marine influence with a more of an easterly component to the wind, allowing for more clouds and fog to form, especially overnight and well into the morning hours. Temperatures will likely be 15-25 degrees colder next weekend in comparison to the temperatures in the early and middle part of the week.
Some of you might be asking about whether its safe to put in those tomato plants. I will say go ahead and get the soil ready but you might just wait a little while longer to plant the tender vegetation. This morning, the temperatures fell to 27 degrees. I don't think we will see any more freezing temperatures for at least a week. Late next weekend and into early next week has possibilities of seeing more frost or freezing temperatures at night.
Since we are getting into the warmer months, I will be making blog entries on Thursday evenings to give everyone the opportunity to make your outdoor weekend plans. Many are dying to get the barbeques going, heading to the beach, and enjoying the great outdoors. Let's hope that are upcoming weekend will deliver lots of sunshine and warm weather before the heat and humidity starts to rule our weather this summer.