|GFS 03Z (9 pm) 2/1/13 6 hr accumulated precipitation (in.) Notice our area is projected for a trace (.01 in) of precipitation over a six hour span. Very light precipitation expected.|
After the frontal passage, winds will be slackening, skies will be clearing, and temperatures will be plummeting into the mid to upper teens for Friday morning. The high temperature for Friday will struggle to get over 30 as skies remain clear and winds will be low. Friday night lows will dip into the mid 20's, but will hold steady and slightly warmer after midnight. Warming will continue into Saturday afternoon with highs in the low to mid 40's. Right now, models are depicting a frontal disturbance crossing the area in the afternoon, but have not come together for a definite time. Simulated radar returns are suggesting early morning precipitation, but most of the moisture inflow, although small, will be occurring into the afternoon. As of now, I am trending towards an afternoon passage, hence, afternoon precipitation. Most of the heavier precipitation is projected to stay just to our south and southwest. We will have to closely examine this feature closer to Saturday in hopes to nail down the magnitude of moisture inflow, timing, and strength of this front. Precipitation is a real possibility, and considering these factors will help to distinguish type and amounts. Saturday night will have temperatures dipping into the mid 20's while Sunday is looking nice with high's nearing 40 degrees.
Days at a glance:
Thursday: High: 40 Low: 27 Winds: 14-18 mph W switching to 11-14 mph NW around 9 pm Precip: 70% chance with type to be determined
Friday: High: 28 Low 16 Winds: 8-12 mph NW switching to W near noon Precip: 0%
Saturday: High: 41 Low: 25 Winds: 13-17 mph SW switching to 8-11 mph WNW into evening Precip: 80% chance with type to determined
Sunday: High: 41 Low: 26 Winds: 11-14 mph WNW Precip: 0%
Forecaster: Austin Boys