Wednesday AM Blog – Plan on a cold day

Before we trend a bit warmer by the weekend

Good early Wednesday morning, everyone. We made it to the middle of the work/school week with yet another storm system working through the area. An upper level wave began working into the area yesterday afternoon and it will be in the process of clearing out later on this morning…

As it departs, it will take any of the remaining light snow showers/flurries still present across the area and move it on out. Behind it, though, we’ll stick with mostly cloudy skies and a good north breeze for the day. The end result is not much of a warm up for us as highs will only climb into the upper 30s.

We are watching a few other features over the next several days. First, we’ll be in the northwest flow of the jet stream for Thursday and Friday. While both of those days will have highs in the upper 40s, a few weak waves will also try to slide through. That could give us a few showers on Thursday and on Friday…

Saturday will be the pick day of the weekend as we’ll be rewarded with an upper level ridge stopping by the area. With partly sunny skies for Saturday and a southwest wind, we’ll have highs on Saturday push close to the lower 60s…

That upper level ridge won’t stick with us for too long, though. While it may keep us quiet for Saturday, we have another upper level wave that’ll come out of the Pacific Northwest as we work into early next week. As it does and as it starts heading our way, that will bring more rain chances back into the picture.

Don’t forget that Doug has your long range forecast out through the middle of April down below. Have a great Wednesday!


Long range forecast through the middle of April:

Next Week: Rain right back in to start the week on Monday.  Rain chances continue on Tuesday and into Wednesday.  As colder air works in, we could see some snow on the backside of the system.  Staying cool until the weekend when temperatures warm right back up.  However, showers and thunderstorms for the weekend.

March 8th-14th:  Rain or snow chances and turning colder for Sunday and Monday.  Next system on Tuesday and Wednesday with again rain and snow chances. Mild temperatures do return late in the week.

March 15th-21st:  Mainly a cool week with rain on Sunday and Monday.  Slight chances for showers on Wednesday.  Warming up with thunderstorms by the weekend.

March 22nd-29th:  Cool with rain on Sunday.  Staying cool through the middle of the week with warmer temperatures by Wednesday and Thursday.  Showers and thunderstorms on Thursday and Friday.  Cooling down for the weekend.

March 30th-April 5th:  A mild start to the week with thunderstorms (some strong to severe) on Wednesday and Thursday.  Cooler the rest of the week.

April 6th-10th:  A mild start to the week with our next system in on Tuesday and Wednesday.  Showers and thunderstorms (some strong again) on Tuesday and Wednesday.  Staying decently mild the rest of the week.  Thunderstorms back in on Friday and Saturday.

April 11th-18th:  Mainly a mild week with rain on Wednesday and Thursday.  Showers stick around on Friday with rain back in on Saturday.