Showers & t-showers at times this weekend, but still quite warm
70s should continue for Saturday, but some showers/t-showers are possible at times. Otherwise, a mix of clouds and sun and unseasonably warm. A better chance for showers and storms late Saturday Night through the first half of Sunday.
STILL UNSEASONABLY WARM SATURDAY & A FEW SHOWERS
Some scattered showers and a few t-showers should move through our viewing area during the predawn hours of Saturday. Some of those showers could remain after sunrise, then lift away through the remainder of the morning hours. Otherwise, expect a cloudy sky, then partly cloudy at times and breezy. Still unseasonably warm with afternoon highs in the mid/upper 70s. The Record High is 70 which occurred last year on this date. Just a few isolated showers possible into the afternoon and evening.
COLD FRONT ARRIVES EARLY SUNDAY
Saturday Evening looks cloudy and still quite warm. The shower chances during the evening remain low and just isolated. But, later in the night and into the predawn hours of Sunday, the cold front approaches our viewing area. This means a line of showers and storms moves in well before sunrise providing some heavy downpours, strong wind gusts and some lightning/thunder. This line could move through from the predawn hours through the hours after sunrise. If the front moves by quick enough, then we could get a break from late morning and into the first half of the afternoon. Some showers could move back in from the southwest later in the afternoon and into the evening.
Temperatures should also be a tad cooler. 60s during the morning, then cooling to the 50s by late afternoon. Eventually, temperatures should cool to the 40s by Monday Morning.
PEEK AT NEXT WEEK
Some showers could remain early Monday, then drier through the afternoon with mid 60s for highs. Dry and nice Tuesday with a cool morning near 40 and afternoon highs in the low/mid 60s.
The next round of rain could move in late Tuesday Night and into most of the day Wednesday. High temperatures should hold in the upper 50s to lower 60s. This round of rain could continue through Wednesday Night before ending Thursday Morning. Rainfall amounts could exceed 1". The European Model projects over 2", but that projected amount has been inconsistent the past few model runs. But, we will keep an eye on this and keep you updated as always!
Much cooler late next week with highs by Friday in the upper 50s and mostly dry.
MUCH COOLER LONG RANGE
Longer range projections continue to indicate a reversal of this warm pattern as we kick off March. The weekend of March 3-4 stays seasonal with lows in the upper 30s and afternoon highs in the upper 50s to lower 60s. But, temperatures could be much cooler during the week of March 5th as high temperatures could stay in the 50s and morning temperatures flirting with the freezing mark.
Of course, these values could change both higher or lower. But, the trends are showing why you should not store away the heavy coats just yet. March is always a tricky weather month!
You can depend on the StormTrack 9 Team for updates!