Thursday, February 11, 2016

Wintry Weather Ahead!?

General Discussion: The area of arctic surface high pressure that has brought all of the very bitterly cold weather to the region looks to move off to the east tonight into tomorrow. A weak clipper system then looks to approach the area from the northwest late tomorrow night, potentially bringing some light snow to parts of the region with little to no accumulation expected. Another area of arctic surface high pressure looks to move in behind that for Saturday and Sunday, then looks to move off to the east on Sunday night and Monday, as a stronger system treks across the southern US bringing potential wintry precipitation back into the region Sunday night into Monday.


Tonight: Low: 24
A 50% chance of some light snow looks to move into the region overnight tonight. Little to no accumulation expected:

Tomorrow: High: 36 Low:15
As that clipper system pushes through the region tomorrow, temperatures look to plummet behind it.

Looking Ahead:
Tonight
A chance of flurries between 1am and 2am, then a chance of snow after 2am. Increasing clouds, with a low around 24. Northeast wind 3 to 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%. Total nighttime snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.
Friday
Snow likely before 1pm, then a chance of rain and snow between 1pm and 5pm, then a chance of flurries after 5pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 36. Light and variable wind becoming northwest 5 to 10 mph in the morning. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.
Friday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 15. Wind chill values as low as 4. Northwest wind 9 to 13 mph.
Saturday
Mostly sunny and cold, with a high near 23. Wind chill values as low as 4. North wind 6 to 8 mph.
Saturday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 13. North wind around 6 mph becoming light and variable.
Sunday
A 20 percent chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 33.
Sunday Night
Snow likely. Cloudy, with a low around 30. Chance of precipitation is 70%.
Washington's Birthday
Snow likely before 8am, then snow likely, possibly mixed with rain between 8am and 10am, then rain likely after 10am. Cloudy, with a high near 41. Chance of precipitation is 70%.
Monday Night
A chance of rain before 9pm, then a chance of rain and snow between 9pm and midnight, then a chance of snow after midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 30. Chance of precipitation is 50%.
Tuesday
A slight chance of snow before 10am, then a slight chance of rain. Partly sunny, with a high near 45. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Tuesday Night
A slight chance of rain and snow. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 32. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Wednesday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 49.
Wednesday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 32.
Thursday
Sunny, with a high near 57.

Forecaster: Michael Schulz

Monday, February 8, 2016

Arctic Blast Ahead!

General Discussion: Arctic surface high pressure looks to settle into the region tonight through Wednesday night. It then looks to move off to the east Thursday and Friday, as a strong cold front approaches the region from the northwest and passes through the area Friday night. Another area of strong arctic surface high pressure then looks to build into the region behind this system on Saturday and Sunday, before moving off to the east on Monday. The region looks to be stuck between the cyclonic flow of a strong and slow moving surface low pressure area over the New England region and the anticyclonic flow of the approaching high from tonight straight through Wednesday, this generally looks to result in cold and blustery conditions in this time frame in the region accompanied with scattered light snow showers both tomorrow and Wednesday afternoon with little to no accumulation expected. After that, temperatures look to moderate a bit on Thursday and Friday, then look to drastically plummet to arctic levels come Saturday and Sunday.


Tonight: Low: 23
Tonight looks to feature scattered snow showers (mainly light) early, under mostly cloudy to overcast conditions.

Tomorrow: High: 27 Low: 17
Scattered snow showers look to come back into the picture tomorrow afternoon, under mostly cloudy to overcast conditions.


Looking Ahead:
Tonight
Scattered snow showers. Cloudy, with a low around 23. West wind around 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
Tuesday
Scattered snow showers. Cloudy, with a high near 27. West wind 9 to 13 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%. New snow accumulation of less than one inch possible.
Tuesday Night
Isolated snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 17. Wind chill values as low as 7. West wind around 9 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Wednesday
Partly sunny and cold, with a high near 24. West wind 8 to 13 mph.
Wednesday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 14.
Thursday
Partly sunny, with a high near 27.
Thursday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 20.
Friday
A 20 percent chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 41.
Friday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 17.
Saturday
Sunny, with a high near 28.
Saturday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 12.
Sunday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 29.
Sunday Night
A 30 percent chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 24.
Washington's Birthday
A chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 38


Forecaster: Michael Schulz