More Seasonal Weather Moves In

Welcome everyone! Glad you could stop by this morning. Weather-wise, it’s been feeling more like spring. That looks to finally change, though, as more seasonal weather moves in and it starts to actually feel like January!

More Seasonal Weather Moves In
January is finally showing itself!

High Pressure Keeps Us Dry Today

A high pressure currently sitting in the Upper Midwest is strong enough to have influence over our area. This means that we will be staying dry today with only some high clouds passing by. Therefore, expect partly cloudy skies today.

high pressure over Minnesota and more Seasonal Weather Moves In
The high pressure over Minnesota will keep the rain to our south today. (WPC)

Temperatures also cool off into the mid 40’s for the high, which is much more seasonable. Winds could get a little gusty today, too, near 25 mph. Once the sun goes down, we’ll drop into the chilly upper 20’s.

Next Storm Approaches with Rain Chances

As that high pressure shifts east, we lose its influence and wet weather returns. Friday looks to stay dry, however, as the next storm approaches from the east. Mostly cloudy skies will dominate the day before a slight chance of rain showers come Friday evening.

Rain sweeps through the region pretty quickly Friday night into Saturday. (Pivotal Weather)

The high on Friday will be in the mid 40’s again before only cooling a little bit that night to about 40° for the low. Saturday is when the most active weather will move in as a cold front sweeps through bringing windy and rainy conditions, especially in the morning.

Winds around 20 mph, with gusts potentially up to 40, are possible. Rainfall won’t be heavy, but “drenching” might be a good way to describe it. Models are predicting about half an inch total. High temperatures for Saturday jump near 60° thanks to warm air pulled north by the system.

The European Model, like other models, is predicting about half an inch of rainfall through Saturday night. (Pivotal Weather)

Much Cooler Weather Arrives

After the cold front sweeps by, much cooler air filters in behind it as more seasonal weather moves in. Average highs for mid-January sit at about 45°. However, we could start the new week below average for once! Temperatures right now are looking to be around the freezing mark for highs.

We will also be dry as a high pressure takes over once again. It’s finally starting to look more like January rather than April!

That finishes today’s forecast. Thanks for reading! Follow our live weather feed @wxornotBG, as well as on Facebook, for all your weather updates. Have a wonderful end to your week!

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Partly cloudy, breezy & COLD today; likely rain chances Friday night into Saturday will be followed by the return of winter temperatures.Details in this morning's Final Finish weather update:

Posted by Landon Hampton on Thursday, January 16, 2020