Wednesday (1/11) Morning Weather Briefing

GOOD MORNING!

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:

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Rain totals may be around an inch later today through Thursday. Short range models:

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NWS forecast:

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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.

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WEEKEND WEATHER

After a fairly sunny day Friday…..

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…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:

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I will have another update on this later today. Sunday looks calm:

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LONG RANGE

Still on track for a very mild period next week into at least part of the following week.

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