Late Saturday PM December 10th Update – Rain Working Back In

Good Saturday evening, everyone! Even though we held onto the cloud cover today, we finally got out of the 30s today! Thanks to a good south wind bringing in some milder air, we saw afternoon highs climb into the lower to middle 40s. Even though skies are still mostly cloudy, we’re still quiet on the radar below as we go into the overnight…

We had our south wind today driven by high pressure off to our east and ahead of our next system northwest of us. That cold front will be working in for your Sunday…

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Thanks to the clouds and the south wind tonight, temperatures will hold steady and eventually rise a bit by sunrise. After 4 or 5 AM, as our cold front begins to work in, that’s when rain chances will start to pop up in our western counties…

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As we continue through Sunday morning and into the afternoon, most spots will deal with scattered rain under cloudy skies. Despite that, we should go into the upper 40s for afternoon highs before the cold front sweeps through…

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Behind the front, we keep things quiet for Monday with partly sunny skies and highs staying in the middle to upper 40s. By Tuesday, we’ll have another punch of cold air work in to send afternoon highs back down to about 39°. The cold air in place will interact with another wave that will work in for Wednesday. Remember yesterday when we were looking at a chance for freezing rain and snow for Wednesday? That wave seems to be lacking the moisture as it pushes in. If this holds, maybe some snow flurries or a few snow showers for Wednesday. We’ll continue to keep an eye on Wednesday and see if any changes need to be made…

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After Wednesday’s system, we’ll keep things cold and quiet for Thursday. Then, we’ll have another system to watch as we go into next weekend. With the way things look as of Saturday night, we could start with a mix of freezing rain and sleet Friday morning. As we warm up throughout the day, we’ll see rain for the rest of Friday. For Saturday, we could start with rain in the morning, switch to freezing rain and sleet Saturday afternoon and have this system end as snow Saturday night…

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I want to stress that next weekend’s system is still 6 to 7 days away. A LOT could change between now and then, and I expect this forecast to change as we get closer. We’ll keep an eye on that setup and hopefully we can enter a more quiet period of weather by the time we start the week of December 18th. For the latest on the long-range forecast and Doug’s latest thoughts on the pattern, he has you covered over on headypattern.com

Have a good night and a great Sunday!

Nick

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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

December 18th-Christmas Eve:  Mild temperatures return this week with rain chances by Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

December 26th-New Years Eve:  A mild start to the week with rain and snow chances on Tuesday and Wednesday.  Cold and dry the rest of the week.

January 1st-8th:  A mild start to the week with slight chances for rain on Monday.  Then cold temperatures work in with slight chances for snow by Saturday.

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