One of the nicest weeks (April 30-May 6) in quite some time is in store as mainly dry weather dominates the pattern as well as a very welcome warmup. We’re going to skip past the 60s and 70s and head straight to highs in the 80s for the second half of the work week, which is near record-breaking. [Check out GOOD Morning Wilton‘s exclusive Jackson’s Weather video forecast, at the end of this article!]
Monday, Apr. 30: On Monday, the upper-level low from the weekend will still influence our weather before it departs to the east by Tuesday. A few rounds of rain showers are expected. The best chance for those showers will be at the bookends of the day while the midday period features dry but cloudy weather. It will also be chilly due to freezing air just a few thousand feet up in the atmosphere, holding high temperatures down into the low 50s, which is about 10 degrees below average.
Tuesday, May 1: Now that Tuesday has arrived, the nice, warm weather that I have been forecasting for over a week will finally move in. High pressure will usher in drier air, resulting in mostly sunny skies paired with a high of about 70 degrees. Winds will be gusting up to 25 mph but it will be a warmer wind coming out of the west-northwest. Whenever winds come out of the west, especially in the particular setup this week, they downslope, which creates a warming effect.
Wednesday, May 2: High pressure will begin to move offshore midweek, becoming a “Bermuda High.” This will allow temperatures to surge into the 80s for the latter half of the week. Wednesday will be a gorgeous, summer-like day, featuring abundant sunshine, a high temperature of 80 degrees, and a gusty, down-sloping wind coming out of the west. At the coast, winds will come more from Long Island Sound, so for the rest of this week take about five degrees off from the high temperature I’m forecasting for the remainder of the area.
Thursday, May 3: Thursday will likely be the hottest day. Winds will begin to take on a southerly component, which will allow for higher dew points or humidity to move into the Northeast. So while temperatures rise into the low to mid 80s, it will feel a few degrees even warmer than that due to the higher humidity values.
Friday, May 4: Friday will remain hot with temperatures still near the 80 degree mark, and you’ll feel some stickiness to the air. At press time, I’m forecasting a mix of sun and clouds, but there will be a slow-moving cold front coming in from the northwest with showers and thunderstorms ahead of it. Depending on how far south and east it advances, we may see some precipitation move in, especially later on in the day and likely overnight.
Saturday, May 5: That cold front should pass through by the start of the day on Saturday, allowing for a dry day on Saturday. Expect a mix of sun and clouds plus a high temperature at around 70 degrees, which is still above average despite the passing cold front.
Sunday, May 6: Sunday is also expected to be dry, but another cold front will be approaching from the west during the evening hours. This front will contain a broken line of showers and storms, but that line should weaken and diminish before it reaches New England.
Jackson Dill is a Wilton High School senior who started the website, Jackson’s Weather. His 7-day forecast will appear each Monday on GOOD Morning Wilton. Visit Jackson’s Weather to find out any changes in the forecast. You can also follow him on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @JacksonsWeather for around-the-clock updates.