Talk about a dreary day! Clouds with periodic showers will dominate today’s weather. Most of the activity will be light to moderate, but there could be some heavier pockets of rain mixed in. An umbrella is necessary for your plans today.
After a day of dodging rain drops, a line of heavier rain will move in ahead of and along a cold front that’ll cross this evening. Severe weather isn’t expected, but a rumble of thunder isn’t ruled out when this batch of rain rolls through later.
Expect a break in the action overnight, but more rain moves in around Sunrise thru early afternoon affiliated with an Upper Level low that’ll sit over our area. Upper lows are affiliated with some very cold air, and even surface air temps will drop into the 30s thru Mid-Morning on Sunday. So, there’s a chance that parts of the area could encounter some rain/sleet/snow mix during a small window of time Sunday AM. Accumulations aren’t expected.
The Upper Level Low will rotate away from our area by the afternoon, and skies will gradual clear out by late afternoon Sunday. The overall rainfall estimates will average from .25″ – .75″.
However, WIND will be a big deal for our last day of the weekend. Winds will increase to 15-25mph G.35mph. So, expect a Windy/Cold/Wet run if you’re participating in the Shamrock Marathon or Half marathon Sunday Morning. Also a Gale Warning will be in effect for boaters.
Although pesky showers are apart of today’s forecast, temps won’t be terribly cold. We’ll sit under a warm front today until the cold front crosses this evening. Therefore, temps should be able to reach the anywhere from the Mid 50s to the low 60s (pending on where you are).
Once the front crosses, a strong northwest wind will take over…ushering colder air back into the area. Highs on Sunday should reach the 40s, but there will be a period on Sunday morning where temps fall into the mid 30s (that’s the time where a slight chance for a wintry mix is possible).
Then, by Monday, a return southwesterly flow will blow into our area…helping to warm us back up into the 50s for our 1st Day of Spring.
So, get ready for a roller coaster of temps and weather now thru Monday.
Meteorologist Deitra Tate