Thursday, February 21, 2013

February 22nd, 2013 Forecast


Another cold night is on tap for the region, but thankfully, the winds will slowly start to die down.  Skies will remain mostly clear with temperatures in the lower to mid-20's for lows.  Winds will still be out of the north at 5 to up to 15 mph, dropping the wind chill into the teens and into the single digits in some locations.  Friday will start out partly cloudy and the sun will be shinning for most of the day.  By midday, however, clouds will start to build and by late afternoon, scattered snow showers will start to fall, mostly south of the city.  Through the evening rush, light snow will be falling, but with the roads warmer than they were before in past squalls, I don't think the impact will be too bad.  Before the changeover, most areas could see a thick coating , especially on grassy surfaces.  By late-evening, the precipitation will change over to snow.

The rain sticks around into Saturday, making this weekend a great weekend to get some pre-spring cleaning done.  Highs Saturday in the mid- to upper 40's.  Sunday, skies will clear for the region, giving way to some sun.  Sunday is really a transition day between two systems.  Highs will remain in the mid-40's and lows in the lower 30's.  For the start of the next work week, another day with increasing clouds and the possibility of precipitation later in the day.  The good news: the precipitation will mostly be rain, except for areas to the far north and west.  Tuesday and Wednesday look very similar, with highs in the mid- to upper 40's, mostly cloudy skies and scattered rain showers.  For now, Thursday looks dry, but with variable cloudiness.

Tom has already posted an article about the event on Friday night/Saturday and I'll have another update for tomorrow's forecast.  Also, don't forget to submit precipitation data by using the mPING app.