High Pressure Brings Sunshine Before Weekend Rain Chances


You might have needed to give your car a few minutes to warm up this morning. Or you might have needed the ice scrapper for your windshield. Not only because it was a chilly start, but also a frosty one. Widespread frost has developed early this morning, as temperatures for the most part dropped into the low and mid 30s. A spot or two actually dropped down into the upper 20s. This allowed for frost to become widespread this morning. High pressure remains in control of our weather today. As this area of high pressure settles in, clouds will clear out bringing mostly sunny skies for the rest of our Friday. Temperatures climb into the 50’s later today. A cool, but pleasant day across the Stateline.

As this high pressure slides east, winds will remain very light, but begin to turn more southwesterly overnight. This will allow for another chance for frost to develop by tomorrow morning as low overnight fall into the low 30s. If you need to do any yard work over the weekend, the best time to do it would be early in the day tomorrow. Our Saturday may begin with some sunshine, but as the morning progresses, clouds quickly move in.

Model Guidance continues to track this system to the east of the Stateline. And because this system originated in the Gulf of Mexico. it will have plenty of tropical moisture to go along with it. Rain chances increase late in the afternoon, with higher rain chances late evening into the early overnight hours. Spotty showers are likely to move in around 4 or 5 in the afternoon, with more widespread rain likely by Saturday night. As far as rainfall totals are concerned, most of the Stateline should receive less than one-half of an inch. So the heaviest of the these rain showers will remain to our south and our east. +

A few showers many carry on into our Sunday morning before this system fully moves out of the region. The warm temperatures will stick around as highs end up in the mid to upper 50s, with skies clearing out to partly sunny skies. The cold air that we have been talking about this entire arrives just in time for the new work week. By Monday, highs fall back into the 40s. As much as it pains me to say this, we could be looking at our first wintry blast of precipitation going into the overnight hours of Monday and early Tuesday. Models are still trying to come into agreement about the timing of the cold air, but a mix of rain and snow showers does look possible.

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