Some sun before storm brings changes

December 18th, 2012 at 7:40 am by under Weather

There are lots of clouds to start this Tuesday and even some showers/snowflakes.  The light precipitation is quickly moving east and I’m expecting a dry afternoon.  Although we’ll see a cloudy start the sun begins to break out as high pressure wedges in later this afternoon.  We’ll see highs today above normal in the lower to middle 40′s but even warmer conditions on Wednesday with highs in the lower 50′s.

Of course the mild and sunny weather isn’t going to last for long.  We have big changes on the way as a large area of low pressure now very unorganized out west.  However the National Weather Service has already put up Winter Storm Watches and Blizzard watches from Kansas, Nebraska through Wisconsin.

The storm will arrive in the central plains by Wednesday evening and continue moving northward.  The Miami Valley will be on the warmer side of the storm system which means we’ll see more rain than snow.

By early Thursday morning temperatures will be near 50 and the rain on our doorstep.

The rain will eventually change over to some light snow showers once the cold front moves through.  The heaviest snow accumulations will be well to the north and west of us.  After the front moves through the precipitation will change over to some snow showers, temperatures drop and the winds pick up.

Expect winds near 40-50 mph and temperatures falling into the 30′s.  There’s a chance for a few light flurries early Friday but the main thing you’ll notice is the gusty winds and chilly temperatures.  Highs will only be near 30 on Friday.

Tara
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