Friday, November 08, 2013

November 9th, 2013 Forecast

Lots of weather to get to over the next week, but thankfully most of it will be quiet.  This evening will feature another cool and mostly clear night as many high school football teams start the playoffs tonight.  While the daytime hours were breezy at times, winds will begin to die down this evening.  Lows tonight will drop into the mid-30's around the city, the lower 30's to the south and east and around the 30-degree mark to the north and west.  Winds will be out of the west at 5 to 10 mph but there could still be a few gusts into the 20's.  Tomorrow will be yet another mostly sunny day with temperatures still below normal for this time of year.  Highs will only get into the lower 50's  with winds out of the southwest at 5 to 15 mph.

For Sunday and Veterans Day, temperatures will get a bump up into the mid-50's  with mostly sunny skies.  Winds will pick up again on Sunday as well.  Temperatures drop into the mid- to upper 40's on Tuesday with increasing clouds.  Starting Tuesday night, we'll see lows dip to near the freezing mark.  This sets us up or a mixed bag of precipitation on Wednesday and Thursday.  I left the chance for snow showers for much of the area in the forecast on Wednesday, but these squalls won't even stick to the grassy areas.  Thankfully, both the GFS and Euro models are keeping the developing low pressure off the coast. 

Our snow and rain showers are from a frontal system passage that'll move through before the low develops, and even at that, the chances for precip are modest, to say the least.  Temperatures on Wednesday will reach into mid-40s for highs and down to the lower 30's for lows.  Any precipitation that falls in the metro on Thursday will most likely be rain, with highs in the upper 40's.  However, more snow showers could be possible to the north and west.  By Friday, we'll be back into the lower 50's with clearing skies.