A beautiful start to the week as temperatures climb into the low to middle 80's on Tuesday and Wednesday. A look at the current surface map shows high pressure to our south that will provide a broad, southerly flow across the plains on Tuesday.
Here are the forecast highs for Tuesday. Note 90+ readings in St. Louis, Des Moines and Minneapolis. Dry air over the plains has the ability to warm very quickly, and Tuesday's 90's will be short-lived as a cold front returns readings to the upper 70's on Wednesday.
As the front sags into the northern half of the Tri-State Wednesday night, a few showers and thunderstorms will pop. As of today, the SPC is only forecasting general thunderstorms with no widespread severe weather.