Daily Archives: March 16, 2017

Time posted: 7:28 pm

Thursday Evening Update

Good evening, gang. Milder winds are ready to kick in across the region, with the potential for a big time warm up lurking for next week. There is some wilder ready to come with the milder as frequent storm systems look to impact the region.

The first system rolls in on Friday with gusty showers. There’s the chance for a touch of frozen stuff early on before temps rise. Those colder valleys could get in on a touch of freezing rain.

Showers will pull out of town on Saturday with a seasonal chill in the air. That won’t last long with temps on the rise for Sunday. Highs reach the 50s for many, with 60s in the west.

This sets the stage for a much milder surge on Monday. Many areas have a shot at 70…

That’s ahead of a cold front that brings showers and some storms in here Monday night into Tuesday…

The chill behind that stays to our north, with a small cool down for the middle of the week. From there, temps should work back into the 60s to near 70 by the end of the week. That’s ahead of another system that brings showers and storms our way late in the week…

As I mentioned in my earlier updates, the pattern is going to skew warm with big areas of low pressure bowling across the country. Some of these can become big time storm and rain makers, kinda like this one…

Have a great evening and take care.


Time posted: 1:22 am

Milder Air Brings Another Active Setup

Good Thursday to one and all. We are slowly pulling ourselves out of this frigid air mass we’ve been in for the past week. Much milder air is ready to surge back in and this will bring about another very active weather pattern for the next few weeks, at least.

Sunny skies will be with us today as highs reach the 40s for most, with a few low 50s in the west. Overall, this is pretty darn good.

Friday will find showers quickly increasing across the state…

Temps will climb toward the low 50s by late afternoon and evening, just ahead of the front. There isn’t much cold air coming behind this boundary, but it can set up a nice temp gradient with 40 in the north and mid 50s south and west.

Sunday’s weather looks great with highs in the upper 50s to mid 60s as winds become gusty from the southwest. Monday should be even warmer with 60s for everyone and 70s across the west.

That’s ahead of a cold front bringing a line of showers and storms to town Monday night and Tuesday.

The overall pattern is turning warmer and very active. We are seeing a setup with “bowling ball” upper lows moving from west to east across the country…

That is how you can get some decent severe weather outbreaks from the plains into our neck of the woods. This potential shows up on the 2 week GFS Ensembles rainfall outlook..

Have a great day and take care.