Good Wednesday morning to you, and welcome to wxornotBG! I sure hope you were able to stay dry after what was a soggy and very dreary Tuesday. Unfortunately, more of the wet stuff is in the forecast, so a Flood Watch will be in effect this evening.
Soaking Rains Continue
A large-scale low pressure system has been causing many impacts across the middle of the country, from Winter Storm Warnings in NM, OK, TX, MO, and IL, to Flood Watches for most of the south. Soaking rains will continue today as the low pressure system progresses across the Mississippi Valley.
The center of the low pressure system will move across the region later today. While we may have some breaks in rain this morning, this afternoon and evening look to contain continuous rain showers, which may be heavy at times, causing some minor flooding concerns.
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Alright, now that we got that off our chest, let’s continue. Temperatures will reach the neighborhood of 50ºF, with winds mostly out of the east and up to 10-15 mph, with gusts up to 20mph.
Locally heavy rain showers will continue into the evening and nighttime hours. Luckily temperatures will stay above freezing overnight, so no need to worry about the wintry precipitation for tonight. Overnight temperatures will drop to around 45ºF with 20 mph gusty winds.
Wintry Mix Possible Late Thursday
Rain showers will continue tomorrow, even after the cold front passes through the area. We’ll see more scattered showers during the daytime hours.
The cold front should pass through during the morning hours tomorrow, making for daytime temperatures to stay near normal and in the mid 40s. Winds will also calm down after the front passes. We will see some lingering scattered showers during the afternoon hours, now with winds out of the west-northwest.
After the sun sets, temperatures will cool down much more than the previous days. Our low temperature should be around 30ºF, which will make any lingering showers turn into wintry precipitation, most likely snow.
We will have to watch closely what kind of impacts we could see, but the snow chances look to move out by mid to late morning on Friday. The graphic below shows that WABBLES can see between 1.5-2 inches of rainfall through Thursday.
Cloudy Skies for Friday
Some much needed quiet weather will definitely be needed by the end of the work week. We will be situated between two systems, the one leaving, and another one coming. Luckily, we should see a break from the active weather by the afternoon hours.
Mostly cloudy skies, or even overcast, can be expected for Friday. We may get to see a few peaks of the elusive sun during the day, but it won’t be like this past Sunday. Afternoon highs will get to about 40ºF.
Clouds will stick around for the evening hours as the next quick moving system approaches. Precipitation chances return after midnight and early Saturday morning. Low temperatures will be near 30ºF, so snow and wintry mix are on the table for early Saturday morning.
Early Saturday Forecast
The models are already hinting at wintry precipitation across the area for Saturday morning, but we will have to monitor it over the next few days.
We will continue to update the forecast as we get closer to Saturday, right here and on Facebook and Twitter.
That wraps up today’s forecast. Hope you have a great Wednesday! Make sure to look for the Afternoon Video Update on Facebook and the Afternoon Weather Story on Twitter, only at @wxornotBG.