Nice for a couple days, then the potential for snow!

March 22nd, 2013 at 8:25 am by under Weather

High pressure building in will keep things nice here in the Miami Valley for the next two days.  Expect a lot of sunshine today, with areas of unsettled weather to our northeast… and to the southwest, as seen on the morning Satellite/Radar image:

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Today’s high will be about 10-degrees warmer than yesterday… but still 10-degrees below normal.  Expect a high near 40, and lighter winds with the center of high pressure nearby.  Saturday will be another quiet day, with a mix of sun and clouds and temperatures reaching the mid-40s.  Then clouds will increase Saturday night as the next storm system evolves and heads our way.  A surface low will develop to our southwest, and upper level energy from the northwest will combine over the region to produce a strong Spring storm….

GFS Forecast– Upper level storm Sunday 11am:

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And surface forecast for the same time frame:

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As I mentioned yesterday, the storm is looking “cold” for our area… which would of course mean a better chance for snow… but we could also see some mixed precip at times… there is still so much up in the air.  However it plays out, we expect precip to spread in from the southwest Sunday morning… and continue through the afternoon.  It may fall heavy at times… but there IS still some question as to the strength of this system.  We will closely be watching this… AND the track of the storm.  That will also be an important factor–if warm air is pulled in, we will see more mixing.  Right now, the best chance of that would be in the southern counties, but it’s nearly impossible to talk snow totals right now.  SO… stay tuned to the forecast as the storm develops and heads our way!

Jamie
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