Here we go again

Good Friday, folks. The holiday shoppers are out in full force today as our chilly weather continues. As we head deeper into the day, the threat for showers will increase as we focus on a big time storm system for the weekend.

Temps to begin our day are in the 30s with mostly cloudy skies. Afternoon temps hit the 40s with more clouds and the threat for a shower late. The best threat for rain to arrive will be this evening. Here are your radars to follow the action:

Let’s give you a little breakdown of how I expect the rest of the weekend to play out…

  • Occasional rain is likely from tonight through Saturday night. Some thunder and lightning could join the party from time to time.
  • Rainfall totals of 1″-2″ will be possible.
  • Temps will be all over the place on Saturday, but the trend will be to go from chilly early in the day, to milder in the evening. Highs may occur a little before midnight.
  • Winds will be a big player this weekend and could top 40mph or a little higher.
  • Sunday will be an interesting day as high temps come very early in the morning. We may even see a period of sunshine. Once into the afternoon, temps crash and clouds increase from northwest to southeast.
  • Rain and snow will quickly develop by evening and then switch to wet snow Sunday night. As our winds turn northwesterly on Monday, snow showers could be fairly widespread across the central and east.
  • Light snow accumulations are a good bet during this time.

The NAM only goes through Monday morning at 7am, but continues to show what I’m talking about:

This is another big wind maker and could produce 40mph+ winds:

Here’s the snow map from that run:

This continues to match what the Canadian has been saying for days and days now. The latest run is no different:

The ICON continues to see the potential for some light accumulating snows:

The GFS is still too progressive with the whole setup and that impacts the thermal profile. Still, the model is beginning to see some snow:

Have a great Friday and take care.

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