Friday, March 15, 2013

March 16th, 2013 Forecast

 A rollercoaster of a week looks like a Disney ride, with twists and turns, and of course, you might get wet.  This evening will remain mostly dry.  Skies will be mostly cloudy and we will see some showers building in, but not until late tonight - after midnight.  Lows tonight in the lower 30's, except to the south and east where it'll be a little more temperate.  Winds this evening will be out of the west at 5 to 10 mph.  In the pre-dawn hours of Saturday, the precipitation will start to mix, with rain and snow falling.  That trend will persist through tomorrow morning and into the afternoon, then change over to all rain again.  High's tomorrow, on a very dreary and raw day, will only bump into the upper 30's to lower 40's.  Winds will shift to a chilly northeasterly wind, at 5 to 10 mph.  Rain will start to taper off by Saturday night.

Luckly, the rain should be out of the area for most of St. Patrick's Day, with partly to mostly cloudy skies.  Sunday's highs will top out in the mid-40's.  Overnight Sunday into Monday, we're looking at another chance of rain and snow showers.  While it'll make Monday morning's commute a bit messy, we're not looking at any accumulation.  By late morning, the mixed precipitation should start changing over to all rain.  A rain-cooled high in the mid-40's for Monday looks like another raw day.  Tuesday also looks soggy, but we're not expecting the mixing that we had on Monday.  By Tuesday afternoon, it'll be warmer, with highs in the lower 50's and we'll also see the rain tapering off.  So, Tuesday might not be a total washout.  Wednesday and the first day of Spring, we'll finally see that think called a sun, as skies clear and high topping out in the upper 40's.  By Thursday and Friday, we'll see partly cloudy skies with temperatures near-steady in the mid- to upper 40's.