An eventful 24 hours has come and gone and today will be a calmer day. Black ice was a problem early this morning; even though air temperatures were above freezing, the recent frigid weather allowed for ground objects to get down to the freezing mark. Leftover damp areas turned a bit slick.
24 hour rain totals:
This morning, the front that brought the wet weather has slipped south. BUT, the boundary will creep back north as a warm front later today, resulting in a return of the raindrops just after sunset.
Rain will visit on a few occasions tonight into Thursday, but that won’t stop the temperature from going through the roof (by January standards). Readings should peak in the mid 50s Thursday.
The cold front that will put an end to the warmth (for a few days anyway) will roll through early Thursday afternoon. We can’t rule out a rumble of thunder with this.
Rain totals may be around an inch later today through Thursday. Short range models:
Thankfully it looks like the rain will end early enough on Thursday that there is a lowering concern for a freeze up Thursday night. Temperatures will drop below freezing fairly quickly, ending up in the 20s. Still, puddles in driveways/parking lots will probably make for icy spots.
After a fairly sunny day Friday…..
…the question will be, what happens to the moisture along that stalled front. Models have been trying to bring it back north on Saturday, introducing the possibility of snow and/or ice. The latest modeling is less bullish on this and I think the threat for ICE is dropping. I can’t rule out a small accumulation of snow Saturday. Latest GFS model keeps ALL of the moisture away Saturday:
I will have another update on this later today. Sunday looks calm:
Still on track for a very mild period next week into at least part of the following week.
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