A cool & wet start to the weekend, but Spring warmth comes back next week

Saturday Afternoon Outlook

A normal February chill returns Saturday along with some rain. But, the Spring-like temperatures we've had lately should return for next week. Oh, and more rain as well.

QUITE COOL & WET SATURDAY

A cloudy start to the day with temperatures in the low/mid 40s. Rain moves back in through the morning and into the afternoon. Temperatures should be much cooler than the past few days with highs in the upper 40s to lower 50s, However, these afternoon temperatures are closer to normal for this time of year. The rain should continue through the evening then ending. Rainfall amounts do not appear to be too heavy as rainfall projections are around 0.50". Of course, it will vary from location to location with some spots above & below 0.50".

MILDER SUNDAY

Another cloudy start to the day Sunday. But, it should be drier along with some breaks in the clouds allowing for some sun. This, along with a southerly flow should boost afternoon temperatures back into the upper 50s to lower 60s. Even warmer if we get more afternoon sun.

The break from the rain is brief as showers could return as early as Sunday Evening.

WARMER & WETTER NEXT WEEK

Showers for Sunday Night could continue through Monday Morning, then partly cloudy. With the southerly flow continuing, the unseasonable warmth remains as afternoon temperatures on Monday reach the upper 60s. If we get more afternoon sun, then lower 70s are possible. Even warmer Tuesday as the Gulf warmth continues to stream in. Only a slight chance for a shower Tuesday and afternoon temperatures in the mid/upper 70s!

The best rain chances for the upcoming week could be Wednesday and Thursday. Temperatures should remain unseasonably warm with 60s for highs. This round of rain might produce amounts close to 1" or higher. With this rain falling on an already saturated ground, we will have to be aware of any flooding potential.

COLD STAYS NORTH......FOR NOW

The colder air should remain well to our north through much of next week as a strong ridge of high pressure remains in control for the Southeast US. There are signs that beyond 10 days from now that the ridge could "break down" or weaken, which could allow for some cold air to possibly return. Again, the first half of March historically has been known for cold snaps. We'll keep you updated as always!

As always, you can depend on the StormTrack 9 Team!

David Glenn

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