Scattered shower threat continues. Cold returns this weekend.

Futurecast

Clouds and threat of rain to stick around through most of the week ahead.  Rain totals still look to be rather light.  Much colder air returns to close the weekend. Why you should keep an eye on Sunday night. 

Tuesday was a cloudy and cool day with scattered showers mainly over the southern half of the area. Tuesday low temperatures were in the low to mid-40s. Daytime highs climbed into the mid to upper 50s. Expect warmer temperatures in the coming days as the chance for the scattered shower will stay in the forecast. A weak disturbance will bring a little more coverage for Thursday.  Daytime highs for the rest of the work week will mainly be in the 60s.  Overnight lows remain in the 40s and 50s.  See the latest outlook from Futurecast here:

A strong cold front will ease through the area sometime late Saturday.  Expect a good chance for rain Saturday as this front moves through.  I don’t expect to see much of any thunderstorm activity at this point.  Look for the threat for showers to continue off and on Saturday night and Sunday as colder air behind this front squeezes out leftover moisture.  Highs Saturday ahead of the front will be in the upper 50s to upper 60s.  Highs Sunday behind the front will be in the low to mid-40s. Models indicate that rainfall in the week ahead looks to be rather light considering the length of time the threat of rain will linger.  I’d expect to receive less than one inch of rain during the next seven days with the heaviest rain totals over the southern half of the area. 

We will have to keep an eye on Sunday night.  It looks like it will be the usual race between cold and moisture at the tail end of this event.  Some models indicate that we will dry out too soon.  Others show a winter mix including a little freezing rain could be possible late Sunday night as temps dip into the upper 20s to low 30s.  Usually, in these scenarios, we dry out before we get cold enough.  Stay tuned!

Average High/Low for today’s date:  64/42.

–Todd Warren

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