Rain returns this weekend

Good Friday to one and all. It will be a busy travel day as folks head home after a busy Christmas week, and they look to have great weather. If you’re waiting to travel later Saturday and Sunday, however, things don’t look as good.

Highs Friday will flirt with 50 degrees under a partly to mostly sunny sky.

Clouds will quickly increase later Friday night and Saturday as a cold front works in from the northwest. This front will then slow down as it pushes across the state. Areas of low pressure will develop along this boundary, and that means rain will increase late Saturday and Sunday.

Here’s the future radar from the NAM:

NAM

The rain Sunday will be cold, with temps dropping from the low 40s into the upper 30s.

There is some indication of another storm system developing along that same boundary late Monday and Monday night. This one might have a period of snow or a mix on the northern edge. The Canadian Model shows this scenario:

Canadian

It should be noted that that model run is the most enthusiastic in the chance for some snow. Other model runs don’t show nearly as much.

All of the models agree on a big surge of cold air as we close out 2014 and say hello to 2015. Check out these forecast numbers:

Canadian 2

Have a great Friday and take care.

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