|Wind||3.11mph from the SW|
... High pressure brings dry and milder weather today. Showers arrive with a low pressure system Friday. A series of disturbances keep precipitation in the forecast through the weekend.
NEAR TERM /THROUGH TONIGHT/... As of 225 AM Thursday...
Dry weather continues through the day, with high level clouds drifting overhead as high pressure remains in control. Meanwhile, southerly flow pulls milder air into the area which will allow temperatures to warm into the 50s for the lowlands and 40s to low 50s in the mountains this afternoon.
Cloud cover is expected to thicken tonight as a low pressure system and associated shortwave shift northeast out of the south central US. Rain chances start spreading east into the CWA late tonight into early Friday morning as moisture increases in response to the approaching system. Temperatures are expected to remain slightly above normal tonight, with lows ranging from around 30 to 40 degrees.
SHORT TERM /FRIDAY THROUGH SATURDAY NIGHT/... As of 210 AM Thursday...
A low pressure system to the west will push a band of showers through the region on Friday. This low will move through Ohio then north of the area Friday night and Saturday.
Models still struggling with a southern stream disturbance that may graze our region from the south Saturday into Saturday night. Models are not in good agreement with this system, but more models are indicating it could effect portions of the region than last night, so the probability of precipitation has been increased some.
LONG TERM /SUNDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY/... As of 215 AM Thursday...
Yet another disturbance on Sunday will provide for a chance of showers across the area. Models are now indicating that this system will be strong enough to push a weak cold front through the area.
Models continue with another disturbance on Monday, and yet another one Tuesday into Tuesday night. Models are in much better agreement with these waves than previous runs. With these disturbances now in the cold air behind the cold front, snow accumulations in the higher elevations of the mountains are possible for both the Monday and Tuesday waves.