Latest updated blog – Turning drier for Sunday – Nick

Staying chilly to wrap up the weekend, though

Good early Sunday morning, everyone. As advertised, we spent our entire Saturday under the clouds and periods of light to moderate rain. While we did see some t-storms in a few spots during the day, we didn’t see a repeat of last Saturday’s severe t-storms. With the rain ranging between half an inch and 1.5″ across much of the area and the cloud cover, temperatures couldn’t go anywhere. We actually started with midnight highs in the middle 50s before we spent the entire day in the upper 40s and lower 50s.


While the front was parked on top of the I-44 corridor on Friday, it did start sliding to our south throughout our Saturday. This is also a front that covers quite a bit of real estate as it stretches from the Mid-Atlantic back into the Desert Southwest.


We’re starting to see this front move along thanks to some help upstairs. We have one upper-level low working across the Northern Plains. While it’s quite a distance away, it is strong enough to encourage the front to move along as we wrap up the weekend. While that’s happening, we’re still watching more storm systems out west get organized.


While the upper-level wave continues to push our front along, it will put an end to our rain chances overnight. With clouds sticking around (and some areas of patchy fog), though, we’ll have temperatures stay in the lower to middle 40s to start the morning out.


While we start the day with cloudy skies, we’ll start to see some sunshine return as we head into late morning. By noon, we’re expecting mostly cloudy skies and temperatures back into the upper 40s.


By the afternoon, we should see partly sunny skies return as we wrap up this weekend. Even with some sunshine returning, the north breeze at 5-10 mph will keep us chilly for the afternoon. Areas that will see more cloud cover through the day will have highs back in the lower 50s. Some of our northwestern areas could possibly see highs push into the middle 50s with more opportunity to see the sun.


While it’ll be nice to see mostly clear to partly cloudy skies for this evening, we’ll see cloud cover very eager to work back in from the west as we head into Monday morning. Before the cloud cover can work back in, we’ll have a cold start to our Monday with lows in the middle 30s.


Even with cloud cover picking up through Monday, the return of a southeast breeze will send highs back into the lower 50s. Note the Future Track below at 3 PM wanting to show some rain chances popping back up in a few spots across the area.


That next wave of cloud cover and slight rain chances Monday afternoon is ahead of our next upper-level wave that will work in from the west. While it could bring a few showers our way by Monday afternoon, I’m seeing the better chances of rain and even some t-storms work in Monday night and continuing at periods through our Tuesday. Despite that, we could see temperatures push into the upper 50s and near 60 Tuesday afternoon before this wave clears out.


Once this system clears out after a few quick showers Wednesday morning, we’ll stay partly sunny, chilly and dry for Wednesday. For Thanksgiving, we’ll have a shot to see mostly sunny skies and highs bouncing from a cold morning to near 60 degrees. No matter if we see partly or mostly sunny skies for Thanksgiving, we’ll keep the holiday dry. By Black Friday and Saturday, another system will return and bring clouds and rain chances back into the area.


Doug has the rest of the month and much of December sorted out in his long range forecast down below. Have a good night and a great Sunday!


November 29th-December 5th:  A mild first half of the week with rain chances increasing on Tuesday and Wednesday.  Cooling back down the rest of the week with rain or snow chances on Thursday.  Staying cold into the weekend.

December 6th-12th:  Warming up at the beginning of the week with our next storm system on Monday and Tuesday with rain or snow chances.  Staying cool the rest of the week with rain or snow chances back in late week and into the weekend.

December 13th-19th:  A cool start with rain or snow chances on Sunday.  The rest of the week mainly cool and dry.

December 20th-26th:  Mainly a mild week into Christmas.  However, rain chances increasing through the week and colder air working in late in the week, so lets see!