CLEARING LATE TONIGHT
North winds usher in the much colder air Friday evening – the thermometer running 15 to 25 degrees colder than Thursday. The brisk, northwest wind drove the wind chill down into the lower 20’s making it feel almost 40° colder than Thursday’s 50’s and low 60’s.
Drier air will work through state tonight bringing clearing from north to south by sunrise Saturday. The clearing skies will lead to chilly upper-teens away from the city early Saturday. Good news, the wind will also ease during the night.
A great start to the weekend with seasonal temperatures and sunshine. There is plenty of dry air moving in Friday night and that should lead to a decrease in clouds for a brighter Saturday. The massive storm out east will start to move out over the Atlantic ocean and bring improvements here. Sunshine and temperatures near 40° are forecast for Saturday.
RAIN ARRIVES SUNDAY
The next weather system will send clouds in Saturday afternoon and evening. eventually the overcast will thicken early Sunday as a warm front approaches. Scattered showers are possible as early as mid morning Sunday but the bulk of the rain will spread across the state by early Sunday afternoon. Rainfall may reach a half-inch in some spots. The average of 7 computer model places .44″ down in the city by late Sunday night.
COLDER SECOND HALF TO FEBRUARY?
there has been several computer runs insisting that the second half of February will swing cold and perhaps more stormy. There has been a hint of a southern system for Wednesday but it seems to be consistently south with each run and at times appearing and disappearing. Where there is smoke there is fire and that system bears watching. Overall the week looks quiet after rain departs Monday. A clipper system dives in Friday bringing a chance of rain and snow showers. This system could be the lead system that signals the colder pattern change.