Thursday, April 28, 2016

Wet Weekend Ahead?

Tonight & Tomorrow

Yesterday's storms have moved on and a weak high pressure system is moving into the area for a little over 24 hours. This is allowing for the nice, sunny skies tonight and tomorrow. The clear skies overnight will allow us to get a little chilly, dropping the temperatures into the mid 50's. However, the sunshine tomorrow will warm us up to around a pleasant 80. 
NAM 2m Temp (COD)
Tomorrow night, a low pressure system will bring a warm front though allowing some rain and thunderstorms to return to the area. 

Weekend

The low pressure system will make its way into thee area. This will bring more showers through for the course of the two days. There is a chance for one to two inches of rain over the weekend. 
QPF (NOAA)


A Look Ahead


Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 54. West wind around 6 mph becoming calm in the evening. 

Friday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 79. Light and variable wind. 

Friday Night: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 60. East wind around 5 mph. 

Saturday: Showers and possibly a thunderstorm. High near 80. East wind 6 to 11 mph becoming southwest in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible. 

Saturday Night: Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm. Cloudy, with a low around 62. South wind 3 to 8 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible. 

Sunday: Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 77. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible. 

Sunday Night: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 55.

Monday: A 20 percent chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 70.

Monday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 49.

Tuesday: Partly sunny, with a high near 70.

Tuesday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 49.

Wednesday: A 30 percent chance of showers. Mostly sunny, with a high near 73.

Wednesday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers. Partly cloudy, with a low around 49.

Thursday: A 30 percent chance of showers. Sunny, with a high near 71.


Forecaster: Cait French

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Mild Weather Continues Followed by Some Rain

Good afternoon folks, hope you enjoyed yet another warm day! It looks like some slight changes are in store later this week, but don't fret, the warm weather is here to stay...finally.

Temperatures across the region today managed to get into the lower 80's, so it was quite warm but nice! We can thank a pesky ridge that has been parked over the region over the past few days, however, it is showing signs of breaking down, which is allowing for some moisture and cloud cover to infiltrate the region this afternoon. This will cause some increased precipitation chances and slightly cooler temperatures over the next few days. There will also be a low pressure area will eject out from the Rockies and impact regions of the Ohio Valley, further increasing rain chances come Wednesday night and into much of Thursday.

 
Current temperatures as of 5:15 this evening. Note the decaying ridge in the Southwest with cooler temperatures in areas across the plains associated with the low pressure area in the Rockies. Source: The weather channel. 


Models have come into good agreement that there will be two rounds of rain, one Wednesday night and another Thursday afternoon. The timing of the heaviest showers, and perhaps some storms will occur throughout the day on Thursday and into Thursday evening. The first wave of activity looks to impact western regions of the commonwealth as early as Wednesday night and spread east. Not expecting much in the way of QPF amounts, as the activity will be scattered and light in nature. However the second wave could bring some storms and heavier rain to the region on Thursday. At this time, it seems the heaviest rainfall will occur to our west, with flash flooding a real possibility to the folks to the west. Keep it tuned for the latest developments. Expect the heaviest axis of rain to exit the region late Thursday, with some remaining scattered showers into Friday morning and afternoon. Saturday and Sunday look to be clearing out and plenty of sun to go around!


Forecast for tomorrow, heaviest rain to our west with incoming storm system. Source: WPC

So for tonight, expect lows temperatures around 60, and mostly cloudy skies. Highs for your day tomorrow will be just shy of the 80 degree mark, with temperatures in the upper 70's. As increased cloud cover and rain showers approach from the southwest, low temperatures will also be slightly warmer in the lowers 60's. Thursday and Friday will also be even cooler, with highs in the lower 70's. Temperatures will rebound Saturday and Sunday into the upper 70's, so be sure to get out and enjoy it!


Tonight
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 58. Southwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.
Wednesday
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 79. Calm wind becoming south 5 to 9 mph in the morning.
Wednesday Night
A chance of showers and thunderstorms, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after 3am. Cloudy, with a low around 61. South wind around 8 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Thursday
Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm. Cloudy, with a high near 73. South wind 8 to 14 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
Thursday Night
A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 56. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph.
Friday
A 40 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 73.
Friday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 50.
Saturday
Sunny, with a high near 73.
Saturday Night
Clear, with a low around 50.
Sunday
Sunny, with a high near 78.
Sunday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 53.
Monday
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 81.
Monday Night
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 59.
Tuesday
A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 77.
 
Have a great night!
 
Forecaster: Alex Antoshak