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Changing weather into the weekend

11 months 1 day 23 hours ago January 08, 2016 Jan 8, 2016 Friday, January 08 2016 January 08, 2016 6:08 AM in Weather
Source: WBRZ Weather

After a milder end to the work week, a cold front will bring rain and much cooler temperatures over the weekend.

 

THE FORECAST:

 

Today and Tonight: Friday will feature morning clouds and fog followed by a few breaks of afternoon sun. Because of the considerable cloudiness and fog, previous projections of high temperatures in the low 70s have been adjusted down into the mid 60s. Overnight, clouds will quickly return with a line of showers and thunderstorms expected Early Saturday Morning. Lows will barely drop into the mid 50s.

 

Up Next: Lingering rain and a few rumbles of thunder may hang around for the first half of Saturday. Clouds will be stubborn to break once the rain wraps. Into the afternoon, the region will notice falling temperatures. An early high temperature in the upper 60s seems likely with much cooler air quick to follow. By Sunday Morning, many area thermometers will be in the upper 30s. Afternoon highs will gasp for the low 50s despite sunshine. A freeze looks possible on Monday Morning.


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THE SCIENCE: 

Forecast Discussion: The region is in between shortwaves. The next will pass through Saturday with an associated surface cold front. Expect a broken line of showers and a few thunderstorms with the passage of this front. A severe storm isn’t out of the question, but most of the action will be low impact. Forecast models have been consistently timing out the activity for Midnight into Early Saturday Morning—so as it works out most of the weekend could be completely dry. Yes dry, but not necessarily sunny. Clouds may be stubborn to break, at least on Saturday, while the upper trough finishes passing through the region. By Sunday, a drying atmosphere should spell an end to cloudiness. The bigger story will be cooler temperatures. As a Canadian high will settles into the Midwest, highs on Sunday will struggle for the low 50s. By Monday Morning, many neighborhoods will find freezing temperatures. Clockwise surface wind flow around the high will promote northerly breezes in the local area and a second high diving into the Midwest will keep this pattern persistent through Tuesday. Thus, expect clear skies with lows in the low 30s and highs in the low 50s into mid-week. There is some discrepancy amongst the forecast models as to when the next shot at rain arrives. Some are as early as Wednesday Night, some hold off until Late Friday.

 --Josh

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