Wednesday, December 3, 2014

The Dreary Weather Continues

We will see a break in the rain today, however persistent clouds will limit the sunshine. The visible satellite shows thick cloud cover stretching back to the west. This will help keep us cooler today with high temperatures topping out in the mid 40’s across the region. A break in the clouds is possible by late afternoon.
Visible Satellite - Aviation Weather

Rain chances enter back into the picture tomorrow. A deep moisture field streaming from the gulf will allow decent rain chances during the afternoon and evening. Rain totals should be rather light.
NAM 700mb Relative Humidity

The abundant moisture streaming from the gulf Thursday evening into Friday will make way for more potent rain chances Friday afternoon through Saturday. An approaching shortwave along with a stalled frontal boundary will bring heavy precipitation at times, leading to modest rainfall totals.
Here is a look at the setup for Friday:
NWS Surface Map Friday Morning

The Weather Prediction Center is issuing the rainfall forecast amounts of 1 – 1.5 inches across the area through Sunday.
5 Day Rainfall Forecast
A wet weekend is definitely on tap. With a lot of Christmas parades scheduled for this Saturday, make sure to pack an umbrella.

5 Day Outlook
Today: Mostly cloudy, with a high near 45. West wind around 6 mph becoming calm in the afternoon.
Tonight: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 35. Light northeast wind.
Thursday: A 40 percent chance of rain, mainly after noon. Cloudy, with a high near 46. East wind 3 to 5 mph.
Thursday Night: A 30 percent chance of rain, mainly after midnight. Cloudy, with a low around 43. Light and variable wind becoming east around 5 mph.
Friday: Rain likely. Cloudy, with a high near 59. South wind 3 to 7 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.
Friday Night: Periods of rain. Low around 53. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New precipitation amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible.
Saturday: A 50 percent chance of rain. Cloudy, with a high near 55.
Saturday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 37.
Sunday: Partly sunny, with a high near 50.
Sunday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 38.

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