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A slow moving cold front brings rain to our region Friday.





Here’s one computer model’s projected rainfall through 9 A.M. Saturday.

A slow moving cold front has brought plenty of showers to the area this morning, and more rain is expected through the day.  The showers taper a bit through the morning, leaving dry time for many.  By afternoon, another wave of rain forms, meaning it’s a soggy afternoon.  There will be some foggy spots throughout the day.  Temperatures begin in the 50s and even 60s for some during the early morning hours, but drop through the 40s during the day.  As the precipitation wraps up Friday night, there could be a few light snow showers across parts of the area, but at best some areas could see a dusting on grassy surfaces.  This is mainly for northwestern parts of the area that will cool quicker than the rest of us.  As temperatures drop to or below freezing late tonight, some icy patches could form.




We clear out Saturday once the front finally sinks far enough to our south.  Colder air is back.  Highs Saturday are near 40 degrees.  Sunday clouds return again with the approach of our next system.  Highs will be in the upper 20s to lower 30s.  As precipitation approaches the region with slowly rising temperatures during the afternoon, we’ll likely see a wintry mix through the evening.  Precipitation would begin as snow, with light accumulations possible, then transition to sleet and freezing rain, and then turn to all rain after midnight.  Keep an eye on the forecast, because Sunday afternoon and evening travel will be tricky.  The rain hangs around for much of Monday, with highs near 40.




Tuesday skies should clear out after a few morning flurries, and a cold air mass begins to settle in.  Highs are near 30 degrees on Tuesday.  A powerful arctic front pushes through into Wednesday, bringing a blast of cold air.  Lake effect flurries are likely.  Highs will be in the 20s, and Wednesday morning lows are in the teens!  Skies are partly sunny for Thursday, with the frigid air still in place.




Have a great weekend!

-Andrea Michaels


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