Friday, January 25, 2013

January 26th, 2013 Forecast

Tonight, snow showers will start to filter into the area, just in time for the evening rush.  For the most part, up to two inches are expected, with some locations reaching up to three inches.  Either way, for most people, this will be the highest, or second highest snowfall this season.  There is a Winter Weather Advisory in effect for part of the region.  Lows tonight will drop into the lower to mid-teens and winds will be light and variable.  Saturday, skies will clear early, with the system moving quickly off to the north and east, giving way to partly sunny skies.  Winds will have picked up behind the system and will be from the northwest at 5 to 15 mph.  Highs range from the mid-20's to the north and west to near 30-degrees to the south and east. 

By Sunday, we can see highs rising above the freezing mark under mostly sunny skies.  Monday could provide another messy commute, with snow possible in the morning, then sleet by midday before changing over to all rain by the afternoon.  Highs inching near 40-degrees will help melt everything by the evening rush hour, but getting to work could be an issue.  Temperatures skyrocket Tuesday with mostly cloudy skies and the chance for afternoon or evening rain showers.  For Wednesday, some models want to shoot the high into the 60's.  While I think it'll be plenty warm, I am not totally sold on the 60-degree mark and I chose to go conservative.  Either way, highs will top out in the mid-50's, providing a welcome respite to the frigid air, before the next wave comes in.  Thursday, skies will start to clear, but temperatures will be down into the mid to upper 40's and by Friday, reality strikes - with temperatures in the 30's and the chance for some flurries.