Mild but Rainy Weekend on Tap

Beautiful today; widespread rain arrives Saturday. WINTER fans, keep you eyes on next week!

Posted by Landon Hampton on Friday, January 26, 2018

Mild and Sunny Friday

We’ve managed to stay mostly dry for the last few days but it did remain quite chilly and we start this morning the same way. The fantastic news is that it won’t stay that way.


A low pressure system dragging a cold front will advance toward the region today, and while it’s too far away to bring us rain quite yet, we’re well behind the warm front and that means southerly wind flow will rule the day.

Forecast surface map for noon today. (Weather Prediction Center)

Skies will remain mostly sunny today but it will be a bit breezy at times. High temperatures look to approach the 60º mark this afternoon. As the sun sets, clouds will be on the increase as the system to our west lurches toward us. Lows only dip into the mid-40s and we can’t rule out a few showers near daybreak

Soaker of a Saturday

The cold front will begin to bear down on us during the day on Saturday with widespread scattered showers moving through during the daylight hours. Rain should begin to move in towards daybreak and stay with us during the day before exiting during the evening hours but some showers may linger into the overnight.


What the hi-res NAM sees for us for tomorrow. (Pivotal Weather)

As for high temperatures, we’ll still be under the influence of southwesterly winds but it will be cloudy. They’ll remain mild, with highs in the mid-50s. Showers begin to taper at night but we’ll remain cloudy with a low in the low to mid-40s.

Drying Out And Beginning to Cool Down on Sunday

Rain should be on it’s way out early in the day on Sunday as the front sweeps through the area from west-to-east during the morning hours. However, the mild weather is going to hang tough for one more day.


Mainly because the colder air will be lagging behind the front for awhile, we won’t see it until the nighttime hours. So under clearing skies, we can expect highs to once again top the 50º but they’ll begin tumbling to near 30º under clear skies. A far cry from the mild weather of this week…gotta remember it’s still winter!

That just about does it for me! Thanks for checking into wxornotBG this morning, and be sure to follow @wxornotBG on Twitter for real-time weather updates. Have a terrific Friday!