A Rainy Monday Afternoon Update

Good afternoon, everyone. Wet weather continues across the region as low pressure makes it way in from the southwest. As the week wears on, the focus shifts to winter weather and the potential to put a little snow on the ground for the closing days of February.

Rounds of showers will continue through tonight and there’s even the chance for a rumble of thunder showing up. Here are your radars to play along…

Showers will linger into Tuesday as we get ready for a cold front to sweep through here. That happens on Wednesday with light rain changing to a period of light snow late as temps tumble. Periods of snow showers may cause light accumulations Wednesday night and Thursday. By Friday and Saturday, a couple of clipper looking systems then dive in from the northwest. Those could also put down light accumulations.

Here’s a look at how a few of the midday models are handling things…

GFS

Canadian

Cold temps will accompany this pattern and we are talking about wind chills again…

The pattern turns much milder into the first week of March. This is also a pattern that throws a big storm system our way and it could bring strong storms and heavy rains with it. Check out the GFS rain totals through this time…

I will have the latest on WKYT-TV starting at 4pm then again on KWC this evening. Make it a good one and take care.


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7 Responses to A Rainy Monday Afternoon Update

  1. Michael says:

    That northwest flow looks promising. If for nothing more than some showy snow flakes.

  2. Coffeelady says:

    Thanks Chris. I agree with Michael. Some snowflakes would be very pretty to see before some warmer temps as we turn the corner to March. Got lots to do this spring! Have a great afternoon all!

  3. Illinois Mike says:

    Anxiously looking forward to what would be by far our biggest winter storm of the season coming up Tuesday into Wednesday morning, A Winter Storm Watch, our first of the season, is out for the entire Chicago Metro Area for that time frame (just as we’re ending meteorological winter!).

    Right now, they’re calling for at least six inches of snow, but they’re not sure exactly which locations will get the heaviest snow. We shall see. Temps are going to be in the low 30s Tuesday, then drop to the 20s Tuesday night.

    • Prelude says:

      The 18z NAM run shows the majority of the snow missing Chicago. 18z run is known for being a off run but its interesting nonetheless. 12z NAM run was showing double digit snowfall amounts for Chicago. Either a off run or is the NAM onto something possibly? If memory serves me correctly if the 18z NAM is correct this would not be the first time this winter season the models have spit out heavy snow totals for Chicago. And then within a day or two of the storm hitting snow totals dwindle down next to nothing.

      • Illinois Mike says:

        You’re right, Prelude. Around Jan. 17th, a general 3 to 6 inches was forecast for the area, but temps were very marginal and remained above freezing for the most part, which greatly cut down on snow totals. My area, the SW suburbs of Chicago, got only a half-inch of slush.

        That is interesting about what the 18z NAM run is showing for Chicago! I don’t think it’s correct, though. We’re due for at least one major snowstorm! We shall see.

        • Prelude says:

          The 18z run of the GFS is showing support to the 18z run of the NAM. The heavy snow which was predicted in Chicago is now showing up way south of Chicago. Smh

  4. Kim says:

    Just what we all want, more rain next week.

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