A Wintry Mix This Evening, Colder

A Nice Weekend Ahead
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Published Friday, April 3, 2020 at 6:46 PM

Today's Almanac

Good evening… we continue to watch a strong cold front blast through the area. Temperatures ahead of the front were in the 50s and 60s, but crashed into the 20s and 30s behind the front. A mix of rain, sleet, freezing rain and snow were occurring along and just behind the front.

Tonight's Forecast

Tonight's Lows North

Tonight's Lows South

As we head through tonight, look for a period of mixed precipitation. This could cause localized slippery spots and stretches to develop on area roads. However, I think any snow accumulations, if they were to occur, would be on grassy surfaces and cold objects. Light icing is also possible. The wintry mix will end from west to east between 10 PM and Midnight. After that, look for decreasing clouds and sharply colder temperatures. Lows will range for the upper teens in the northwest to near 30 in the south.

Weekend Forecast

Saturday's Highs South

Saturday's Highs North

High pressure builds into the region just in time for the weekend. Look for sunshine and highs in the 40s Saturday. As the high moves east Sunday, the wind will shift to the south and bring warmer air to the region. Expect highs to range from the upper 40s to middle 50s. We should plenty of sunshine, as well.

8 Day Forecast

Looking ahead… Another storm system will affect the region Monday and Tuesday, bringing a chance of showers both days. A few t-storms can’t be ruled out Tuesday. This system will pump warmer air into the region. As a result, look for highs to top out in the middle 50s to lower 60s Monday and upper 50s to upper 60s Tuesday. In fact, we could see a few spots reach 70 Tuesday afternoon.

That system will clear the area Tuesday night and set the stage for a couple of nice days Wednesday and Thursday. However, cooler air wrapping into the area behind our storm system will knock temperatures back into the 40s and 50s both days.

Yet another chance of showers are possible next Friday and Saturday as highs continue to range from the upper 40 to upper 50s.

Have a great night and get ready to enjoy a nice weekend! –WKBT Cory Malles