Changes to Forecast After Going Through All New Forecasting Data As of 10:50 p.m.January 8th, 2013 at 10:31 pm by Chad Evans under Chad's WLFI Weather Blog
New data pushes a narrow band of scattered into at least part of the area early tomorrow (far southern counties) as a weak Pacific cool front passes.
This said, will insert potential of a couple showers tomorrow morning mainly in the southern counties (20%) & go for a mostly to partly cloudy day. Highs of 43-49 look good with winds shifting south to west.
Will adjust overnight lows for tonight upward from 28 to 33, as it certainly does look warmer with more clouds & a good south breeze. Temperatures may even rise a couple degrees by tomorrow morning. I also like the colder trend for tomorrow night, so will trend downward (with east to northeast wind behind front) to near 29 for the low, compared to 32 that was forecasted at 5 & 6 p.m.
After dry weather for afternoon & tomorrow night, showers will move in by midday Thursday & last off & on through the afternoon. I am trending colder for tomorrow night & Thursday, as flow looks more easterly & northeasterly than southerly, behind front. I like 39-44 Thursday, rather than 43-49.
THURSDAY NIGHT-FRIDAY NIGHT……….
The steady, widespread rainfall will overspread the area Thursday evening-night, then end Friday morning. I actually think temperatures will RISE Thursday night from the high Thursday near 42 to 50 by Friday morning & a high Friday near 58. Skies look mostly cloudy. Low temperatures Friday night may not even drop below 51 degrees.
Another wave or rainfall with a few embedded t’storms will arrive Saturday & exit Saturday night. Highs will run near 58 Saturday, then we will tank to 28 Saturday night-Sunday morning with some flurries. Some flurries may even linger into early Sunday.
1-2″ rainfall still looks good for the viewing area.
Starting to get a good idea on timing of accumulating snowfall, perhaps some mix of sleet & freezing rain next week. It is looking more & more like Monday-early Tuesday. Tuesday looks more like snow shower/flurry regime, mainly early. 2-6″ from northwest to southeast still looks good right now, but 6″ in southeast may be less if sleet/freezing rain there comes to fruition.
Wednesday looks dry & cold with highs near 29.