Happy First Day of May!
For many across the U.S., this will be a perfect spring weekend! Conditions continue to stay quiet and dry for most regions. Temperatures are also beginning to trend above average for those in the central and northern parts of the country.

Here’s a peek at temperatures expected across the country this weekend:
Saturday Temps
Sunday Temps

After a few days of minimal severe weather nationwide, things become a bit more active into the weekend across the Plains and the Upper Midwest as a cold front drags across the area. A marginal (darker green) risk of strong storms exists from Colorado to Minnesota on Saturday. Sunday, that risk includes places stretching from Kansas to the UP of Michigan.

Greatest threats with storms that develop this weekend across the Plains will be some large hail and damaging winds.

The rain forecast to fall over much of the Central and Southern Plains this next week is very welcomed news as drought conditions persist.
National Drought

The pattern looks pretty unsettled heading into next week, so flooding and flash flooding will become major concerns. Check out the large increase in potential rainfall between Day 3 and Day 7:
3 Day Rain
5 Day Rain
7 Day Rain

To check out your local forecast for this weekend, visit wx.aerisweather.com!

Thanks for stopping by!
Meteorologist Ashley O’Connor