Our Weather Trends Now-ThanksgivingNovember 9th, 2012 at 10:31 pm by Chad Evans under Chad's WLFI Weather Blog
It was a warm, breezy Friday with highs 60-64. Saturday & Sunday looks windy with gusts over 32 mph & highs of 67-72 & 65-70, respectively. Saturday looks mostly sunny, but Sunday will feature increasing clouds.
A powerhouse storm with a blizzard North Dakota to Montana & Wyoming & a severe weather event/outbreak with up to 4″ rain in Missouri & Iowa will occur this weekend. The severe event/outbreak doesn’t look really bad, as most of the cold air aloft will lag behind the front & there will be some capping issues, but still, wind/hail threat will exist with a tornado or two. What is left of this, as a band of rain/t’storms with the system, may bring our area 0.85-1.30″ of rainfall Sunday night-Monday.
T’Storms will pass Sunday night, but rainfall will occur with falling temperatures late Sunday night-Monday morning to early Monday afternoon. After 49 Monday morning, temperatures will fall to near 40 by afternoon with a strong northwest wind.
You can see the trend on the National High temperature map for Friday. Notice the warmth/heat moving ahead of the storm & the cold air lurking north of it & behind it, which will roar in by Monday.
Temperatures will run in the 40s Monday-Wednesday (50 Thursday) next week with Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday dry & bright. IF that storm offshore does become a Nor’Easter & affects the Northeast, we may stay in the 40s longer.
Friday looks to cloud up with some showers possible late. That system for Friday & Saturday is looking pretty strong & spring-like with severe storms in the southern U.S. & us 55 Friday & perhaps 62 or 63 Saturday. We may see a wave of rain/storms with the actual cold front Saturday.
After that, just looks seasonably cool (40s) & tranquil with perhaps a bit of rain the Tuesday before Thanksgiving with a clipper.
However, that clipper & a southern system may blow up into YET ANOTHER NOR’EASTER. Models project strong Nor’Easter with HEAVY SNOW, WIND & COASTAL FLOODING just before Thanksgiving.
If you have travel plans there or plans to fly, be aware & stay tuned for this, as this would cause a ripple effect nation-wide with air travel.
Right now, Thanksgiving looks partly cloudy & breezy with highs near 42 based on past occurrences with similar thicknesses & winds in late November.