Wednesday PM January 6th Update… Rain chances are working back in

Good Wednesday evening, everyone! Today was all about the cloud cover and some occasional drizzle throughout the day. We actually managed to start our Wednesday with some snow flurries and some freezing drizzle, but that didn’t amount to a big deal at all. We spent most of Wednesday evening quiet as our morning wave shoved off to the northeast. Now, our next round of rain is moving in on the radar below…

We have two waves off to our west (as of 11 PM Wednesday night) that we’ll have to contend with for the rest of the week. Our first wave is out on the Colorado/New Mexico state line and that’s the wave that will give us rain chances today. The other wave in northern California will head our way Friday & Saturday and that wave looks to give us rain (and possibly snow chances) to start the upcoming weekend…

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The wave out on the CO/NM line will give us rain to start our Thursday morning off…

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We’ll continue with rain chances through the day under cloudy skies and a south/southeast breeze at 5-15 mph. The wind will try to get us a little warmer compared to today, but I’m expecting us to top out around 50°…

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Going into Thursday night, the first wave will be working out of our area. However, the next wave that’s out in California will be right on its heels. That keeps rain chances in the cards for Thursday night and into Friday. We’ll still deal with mostly cloudy skies and highs Friday only around 48°…

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We go into Friday night and Saturday morning with the second wave working through. I think the Future Track below is a little too fast switching the rain over to snow. With how things look as of Wednesday night, we’ll start off as rain late Friday night and Saturday morning…

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Before we switch over to snow, rain amounts don’t look too impressive. Expect most areas to get about half an inch average of rain between tonight and Saturday…

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Once temperatures fall into the 30s at the surface and we get colder air aloft late Saturday morning and into Saturday afternoon, that’s when we’ll see things switch over to snow. So far, expected snow amounts from Saturday’s snow look minor at half an inch tops…

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We look dry, mostly sunny and cold Sunday with highs struggling to get close to 30°. Going into next week, we work back into the 30s and 40s. For the long range forecast and what is heading down the road, Doug has you covered on headypattern.com

Have a good night and a great Thursday!

Nick

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

Next Week: 

Cold most of the week with slight chances for snow on Wednesday and then again on Friday and Saturday.

Jan. 17th-23rd:

Cold most of the week with slight chances for snow on Tuesday.  Another system with rain and snow chances on Friday and Saturday once again.

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