Good afternoon! Cloud cover has slowly diminished so far today but that won't last too much longer. Unfortunately for you sun lovers, this will be short lived. Our next system is quickly on the way and will arrive this evening and into the overnight hours. Though severe potential is off the table, we could see some localized flooding issues. Heavy rainfall will equate to good sleeping weather tonight, but also rainfall amounts between 1 and 2 inches.
Breaking down our next system, it will clip the eastern half of the state tonight, working out by mid morning tomorrow. By the afternoon, gradually decreasing clouds will occur, with dry conditions expected through Thursday. Our third system then takes aim Friday and into the weekend. This one is worth keeping a close eye on as rain could transition over to snow. Guidance has been trending fairly consistently that there will be some snowfall across the area. We will hold from providing any accumulations for now, but the best opportunities will certainly be in the higher elevations. All will have a reasonable shot for at least some measurable snow Saturday morning if the current trends hold. We will have more in the days to come.
Looking briefly at one of the runs, the top 3 extended models are hinting at this transition taking place. A stout cold front will slide west, bringing rain showers initially Friday evening, before a sharp transition over to mix and then snow late Friday night. As highlighted, guidance has been hinting at this for a couple of days, but we will closely eye the trends as timing, temperatures, intensity will be three big ingredients in making this come together.
For now, get those umbrellas ready, as all will see showers tonight and lingering activity into the morning hours tomorrow. Highs will be warming as well through the next couple of days, in the upper 50s tomorrow and upper 60s by Friday.
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