Forecast Updated Sat 10:44 AM — Clouds are moving in as forecast and the high resolution models have it cloudy Saturday afternoon with widely scattered snow flurries possible.
The models continue with delaying the precipitation on Monday into later in the morning, reducing the effects of any snow at the start.
The models didn’t do that well with Friday’s forecast; the light snow, freezing rain and sleet today lasted much longer than any models had predicted last night. I’m glad I sat this one out
Hopefully the models will do better this weekend.
For Saturday, an upper trough swings through with some areas of vorticity along with some moisture. Saturday starts sunny, but becomes cloudy around noontime. There’s a chance of snow flurries in the afternoon. High temperature 31.3° sd 1.3° (NBM Blue Bell).
For Sunday, high pressure finally builds in with mostly sunny skies. High temperature 34.6° sd 1.6° (NBM Blue Bell). The increasingly higher sun angle on Sunday will allow for considerable melting despite the low temperatures.
The next system to affect us will be on Monday. The model trend has been for precipitation to move in later, about mid to late morning. A later start will allow temperatures to rise more before the onset. Today’s models were predicting as much as 1-1.5 inches northwest of the city before a changeover to sleet, quickly followed by rain. I’m sure that will change, likely to less accumulation.
Some above seasonable temperatures Tuesday and Wednesday.