Blog: Weekend Ups And Downs!

Temperature Trend

The updates are coming in for the weekend from the models.  The forecast will be a little tricky, but the trend is pretty set.  Temperature will be rising, but some of the rain chances have come down.  Warm and wet overall, but definitely NOT a washout.  In the short-term we have chilly and dry conditions out there this morning.  It was pretty with a lot of sun shining.

Tower Cam

High pressure was sitting overhead.  It is slowly sliding offshore.

Regional Weather Map

We’ll have a lot of sunshine today.  Winds will be light and out of the southeast.  We’ll warm up into the afternoon into the low 50s.  It will be pretty nice out.  There will be some upper 40s north of the metro.   By tomorrow the winds will pick up out of the south at all levels.  We’ll warm up quite a bit with highs in the 60s.  The moisture will increase quite a bit through the day.  We’ll have some isolated showers possible in the morning, but the models pick up the rain during the afternoon.

Future Trak (Saturday Afternoon)

We’ll have some more scattered showers in the evening and overnight, but there will be plenty of breaks between the rain.  Low temps will be in the 40s.  The models have pushed the heavier rain back in time in regards to Sunday.  So in the morning we may only see some isolated to scattered showers.

Future Trak (Sunday Morning)

However, the models do still pick up the rain during the afternoon.

Future Trak (Sunday Afternoon)

At least there will be a good amount of time to enjoy some of the warm temperatures.  Highs will be in the low-mid 70s on Sunday.  Winds will be out of the south.  The bigger area of rain is now expected to move in from Sunday night into Monday.  We could even see some heavy rain during that time.  A moderate cold front will move in from the west, and basically it is forecast to move in later.  The front will pass just to our south on Monday.  Then it will stall out.  We’ll have some cooler temps in the region, but highs will still be fairly mild.  (low 50s).  We’ll be in the 50s on Tuesday with some more rain showers.  Then we’ll dry out for Wednesday and most of Thursday. Stay tuned for updates to the timing of the weekend showers.

Meanwhile over in South Korea…Lex Gray has been reporting on the Olympics.  She has been talking about the cold weather there lately.  It is a good thing that it is cold since it is the Winter Olympics, but it is tough when you have to go up into the mountains to report.  The wind chills will be rough for some of the skiers.  I found an article that puts the Pyeongchang cold into perspective.  Here’s the story: Cold Winter Olympics.

Meteorologist: Jeremy Wheeler

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