Quiet mid-week, and a brief warm-up…

February 6th, 2013 at 6:44 am by under Weather

Yesterday’s Clipper brought light snow, mainly to our northern counties, as expected.  In it’s wake, we have been left with a low-cloud deck, as seen on the early morning SatRad:

These clouds are actually holding temperatures UP this AM… we could be in the lower 20s, but we’ve been sitting pretty steady, near 30-degrees.  The million dollar question… is will these clouds break up today?  They have not shown any signs of eroding over the past several hours… so my thoughts are that they will actually stick around for a good part of the day.  This also means slightly cooler afternoon temps, so I’m going with highs near freezing.  If you do see a bit more sun, these numbers will be a touch higher!

High pressure building in will, at least, calm the winds during the afternoon.  We’ll see a light and variable breeze today.  Tomorrow we have a better chance at sunshine, but it won’t last long as the next system is due in by Thursday evening.  It DOES look warmer, however.  So we’ll top out in the mid-40s Thursday afternoon, and initially, the precip will fall as rain.

But as we turn colder overnight, we’ll see some snow mixing in, and eventually we could have a few snow showers by the Friday morning drive.  At this point, accumulations look light, but the next morning drive that may give us trouble is at the end of the week.  We’ll be a tad cooler behind this system for Friday and Saturday, but right back into the mid-40s for Sunday and the beginning of next week!

Jamie
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