Rain chances arrive Wednesday morning with temperatures ticking up as we head into the weekend. There is low confidence on the exact timing of rain over the next couple of days with little to no model consistency. The complex forecast is centered on an unusual surge of warmer air from the south that will push into the area beginning on Thursday.
We only get a preview of the rain this morning with your afternoon looking dry. An early afternoon cold front will mean temperatures will be falling this afternoon and overnight with
overnight lows falling to the mid to upper 20s. This will be 10 – 15 degrees colder than temperatures this morning. Skies will be clear to mostly clear this afternoon to tomorrow morning.
By Thursday afternoon, a warm front will roll through the area with our rain chances starting to go up as the warm air arrives. We could get up to an inch of rain from late Thursday night through Friday. At this time it looks like Saturday will just see a couple of isolated rain showers, but will overall be a break from the rain. Rain returns on Sunday as temperatures are set to plummet behind a major cold front that will sweep in from the northwest. Temperatures behind the front will be around 40 degrees for the highs with overnight lows falling to just below freezing. It will be cold but just slightly above the average for this time of the year. Overall from now through Sunday we could easily get 2 – 3 inches of rain in some areas with the average rain amount being around 1 – 2 inches.