What the?! Over the weekend… big changes…April 20th, 2012 at 9:31 am by Jamie Jarosik under Weather
Today is our last day in the 70s for awhile. A cold front will move in late-day, bringing in the big changes for the weekend! We’re starting off mild, with morning temperatures already climbing into the 60s… and we should push into the mid-70s for highs today, very similar to yesterday afternoon. It will be a bit windier, and winds will shift in from the northwest after the front comes through. Here’s Futuretrac’s forecast for late afternoon:
It’s about a 30% chance of spotty showers/thunderstorms late this afternoon–after 4 or 5pm. A severe weather EVENT is not expected… but there could be some stronger winds in any thunderstorm that develops. The window of opportunity for this is small, however, just a couple of hours… between 4 and 6pm.
Then rain activity will taper to showers after the front comes through, but showers could linger into early Saturday morning. High pressure builds in for the afternoon, and the clouds will break up later in the day. MUCH cooler air moves in for the weekend behind this front… you can see the lower temps to the northwest:
Back into the 50s for highs Sat/Sun, but at least we’ll be dry for most of the weekend. That storm really strengthens over the East Coast states & will bring some heavy rain to locations from Florida to the northeast–even snow possible in spots…wow. Back home, we’ll see a bit of a warm up as we head through next week, but the chance of rain on any given day is still up in the air. Right now, it looks like at least low rain chances as the warm air returns. Stay tuned!
I was lucky to have a great job shadow today! Bryan–who works in meteorology, but not in TV–came in to see what this job is all about!
You can follow Bryan on Twitter: @bryanwx … he has GREAT weather info there, local and national!!
Enjoy the cooler weekend!