Wednesday AM Blog: Winter weather update

Good early Wednesday morning.  I hope your day is going great so far.  I wanted to make sure I update you on the bit of winter weather that will be passing through today.  Our temperatures have been dropping and will continue to drop through the day.  We are now definitely cold enough to see wintry precip across the area.  Take a look at the radar below.

I expect to see one batch through the morning hours.  This batch won’t be extremely heavy by any means.  However, we will see a band of sleet and snow through the morning hours.  I just don’t see it being very heavy at all.  I still think our northern counties will see the lightest amounts.  As you work south, the amounts will slowly increase.  This batch will slowly push through as we work through the morning.  By the afternoon, most of us will start to dry out.  We will still see snow showers in our far southern counties but that should be about it.  I am still expecting amounts to be in the range of a dusting to 1″ in our northern counties.  Most of us will fall under the 1-2″ of sleet and snow.  I think our southern counties (Delaware, McDonald, Barry and Benton counties) could see in the 2-4″ range of sleet and snow.  If this changes I will let you know.

Doug

LONG RANGE FORECAST IS BELOW BASED OFF THE HEADY PATTERN:

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LONG RANGE FORECAST: Based off of the HP(Heady Pattern)

SLIGHT CHANCES:  MEAN IT IS A WEAKER SYSTEM THAT WILL GIVE US SCATTERED SHOWERS OR SNOW SHOWERS. 

IF I DON’T SAY SLIGHT:  THAT MEANS THIS IS A STRONGER SYSTEM THAT WILL GIVE US MUCH BETTER PRECIPITATION CHANCES.

Wednesday (11th):  Mild with slight chances for showers.

Thursday (12th):  Mild with showers and a few thunderstorms.

Friday (13th):  Mild and partly sunny.

Saturday (14th):  Mild with slight chances for showers.

March 15th-21st:

A mild start to the week with slight chances for showers.  Then cool and dry through the middle of the week.  Chances for showers and mild temperatures for Thursday.  Warming up for the weekend with thunderstorms.

March 22nd-28th: 

Thunderstorm chances continue for the beginning of the week.  Then turning cooler with showers on Wednesday and Thursday.  Temperatures warm up a bit for the weekend.

March 29th-April 4th:

A mild start to the week with thunderstorm chances on Sunday.  Turning cooler through the middle of the week.  Warmer temperatures for the second half of the week with thunderstorms on Thursday and Friday.  Some of these could be on the strong to severe side.

April 5th-11th:

A cool start to the week with rain chances for Monday and Tuesday.  Warmer temperatures for the second half of the week with thunderstorm on Thursday and Friday.  Turning much colder as we head into the weekend.

April 12th-18th:

A cold and dry first half of the week.  Mild temperatures will return for the second half of the week.  We will also have slight rain chances for the weekend.

April 19th-25th:

Mild with slight rain chances continue for the Sunday.  Cooler temperatures work in for the a few day with slight rain chances for the middle of the week.  We will warm up by late week with slight thunderstorm chances.

April 26th-May 2nd:

Mainly a mild week with slight rain chances again for Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.  Then cooler temperatures heading into the weekend, but should be dry for the start of the weekend.

May 3rd-9th:

A cool start to the week with slight thunderstorm chances over the weekend.  Then mild temperatures through the first half of the week will lead to warm temperatures by the end of the week.  We should be dry through the week with thunderstorm returning for the weekend.

May 10th-16th:

Thunderstorm chances continue over the weekend.  Mild temperatures with slight chances for rain on Wednesday and Thursday.  Besides that it should be a fairly warm week.

May 17th-23rd:

Mild with slight thunderstorm chances on Sunday.  We will warm up at the beginning of the week ahead of our next system with thunderstorms on Tuesday and Wednesday.  Then mild and dry the rest of the week.

May 24th-30th:

Another warm start to the week with thunderstorms on Tuesday and Wednesday.  Staying mild until the weekend when we will warm up again with slight thunderstorm chances.

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