Friday, February 20, 2009

Update on Saturday winter weather

It's going to be a beautiful late winter day across the Mid-South after a cold start to the morning. South wind will kick in and push those temps up into the 50s this afternoon under sunny skies. Try to take advantage of it because the weekend doesn't look so great.

I've written a couple of times about possible winter weather for Saturday, but I'm becoming less bullish on snow with each new model run. I am now fairly certain that we will see about a 6-8 hour window of rain tomorrow beginning by mid-morning and ending around 3-4pm. Cold air will follow a cold frontal passage around noon tomorrow, but I think that most of the moisture will have moved east by the time it gets cold enough to snow. That begin said, I am still carrying a slight chance of very light snow in the MWN forecast after 3pm tomorrow afternoon. I just can't rule it totally out at this time. Highs will be in the 40s, but will fall into the 30s by late afternoon.

Sunday will be sunny again, but cool with highs in the mid 40s. A warm-up is expected to commence by Tuesday with scattered showers and t'storms by mid-week, lasting a few days.

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