StormTeam 8 Forecast: High 37º / Low 16° ... Plenty of clouds today. Slight chance of freezing drizzle & sleet this morning... then drizzle or sprinkles this afternoon. Becoming partly cloudy & cooler tonight.
Updated Friday, March 7, 2014 at 7:40 AM...
A cold front will slide southeast across the region today, bringing a chance for a light wintry mix. Some freezing drizzle and sleet is possible in spots this morning, then drizzle or sprinkles will be possible this afternoon as temps climb into the mid-upper 30s. Any precip that falls today should be pretty light, but roads could become slippery in any areas that see freezing drizzle or sleet.
Temps will start dropping late today into tonight and any precip lingering will most likely change back over to freezing drizzle or flurries before ending by later this evening. Otherwise expect mostly to partly cloudy skies overnight with cooler morning lows in the teens.
The weekend still looks dry with partly cloudy skies, but our warming trend hits a speed bump Saturday with highs slipping back into the upper 20s. Temps rebound nicely Sunday thanks to breezy SW winds, pushing highs into the upper 30s to around 40º.
Looking Ahead... Even warmer temps are expected to start next week with highs in the mid 40s Monday. This could be the warmest day we've seen in months.
A weak disturbance will track across the region Monday night into Tuesday. Temps will be warm enough Tuesday in the upper 30s to near 40º for the chance of light rain or snow. It then gets a bit colder Wednesday with highs in the 30-35º range and there could be some lingering flurries. The rest of next week is looking mainly dry now with highs mainly in the 35-40º range. Another disturbance could bring some light rain or snow the following Saturday.
By the way don't forget to "Spring Ahead" over the weekend and set the clocks forward 1 hour with the start of Daylight Saving Time early Sunday morning.
Happy Friday and have a great weekend! -Bill Graul