EVENING: Mostly cloudy and mild. Temps in the low 50s.
TONIGHT: Scattered clouds. Low 33.
FRIDAY: Brief mix develops after 9am. Rain showers for the afternoon, steady rain by evening. High 40.
Temperatures are expected to remain above freezing overnight, and we stay dry during the morning commute.
This storm will again feature plenty of warm air, but there may be enough cold initially for a little mix or even some brief snow to kick things off during the late morning hours tomorrow. Eventually, the warm air will win, and rain will take over by Friday afternoon. Even if some steady snow or sleet falls briefly at the onset tomorrow, temperatures won’t allow anything to stick. Surfaces will just be wet. By mid-afternoon, rain takes over and it will turn heavy by tomorrow evening and overnight.
Model projections show over 1″ of rain possible through early Saturday. It will be an ugly Friday night with heavy rain and gusty winds. We need it though as we currently have over a 2″ rain deficit this year so far.
The rain exits before Saturday, but there will be plenty of cloud cover making our Saturday feel damp. More sun arrives for Sunday with afternoon highs warming into the 50s.
-Meteorologist Eric Finkenbinder