Friday, February 22, 2013

Flaky End To Friday

Skies will be mainly cloudy through the day today as a storm system approaches us from the southwest.  This storm has produced rather bountiful amounts of snow for the Southern Plains but won't do the same locally as our atmosphere isn't quite going to stay cold enough for snow through the balance of the event.  However, the front end of the event this evening may start as some light snow or snow showers as precipitation moves into a dry and somewhat chilled airmass.

Much of today will be dry -- temperatures may get to 40 in the city this afternoon before dropping back a notch or two towards sunset.  Snow showers are possible probably after 4 or 5 PM from southwest to northeast, with a coating possible in a few grassy surfaces.  Snow showers won't last very long as temperatures will warm aloft and we should see a rather quick transition from snow to rain.  In fact, at the Shore it may only fall as rain as temperatures there may be just a bit too warm at the onset.

Precipitation, if it falls as snow, will transition over to drizzle and rain showers later at night.