Spring Starts on A Mild Note

Welcome to a new season!  Spring began early Monday at 5:28 am.  And right on cue, we have some milder weather to greet the vernal equinox.  We're talking about highs well in the 50s inland but staying in the 40s by the immediate lakeshore.  You can thank an onshore flow for the cooler weather by the lake.  Of course, this is the time of the year when you see such a startling difference from west to east.  The lake temperature is only around 40 itself.  

Meantime, there's one constant for everyone as we begin a new season.  The growing number of daytime hours.  Now, we get a little over 12 hours of daylight.  This number increases to just over 15 hours by the time we get to the first day of summer in June. Obviously, you really notice this now we're back on Daylight Saving Time when the sun sets after 7pm.  The sunrise times will be getting earlier and earlier as well.  

As far as precipitation goes this week, the bulk of the week should be dry until we get into later Thursday.  The rain will break out and then be around on/off through at least the middle of next week.  We could even see some storms on Friday. 

Make sure to download the free CBS58 weather app when you're on the go.  This way, you can keep track of all the changes coming our way.  After all, spring is transition time of the year.

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