A milder day today, but the active pattern continues

We're still tracking several systems marching across the country over the next few days, but today has the makings of a pretty nice one.

It's finally Friday! :-)

Not only that, but we're going to build on yesterday to make another good one today. High pressure isn't really close to us though, so let's not get all crazy about how much sunshine we'll see.

HPC - Surface Map - Friday

The yellow lines indicate the prevailing trajectory of the next several systems that will slice across the Northern Plains. The key for this forecast is pinpointing when the rains come through in order to identify the breaks in between (so folks can get outside).

Here's what the NAM is looking at:

NAM - Saturday AM NAM - Saturday PM NAM - Sunday PM

The rainiest day is Saturday, with some annoying lingering showers hanging around the central and southern half of the tri-state through the evening. But, there is a fairly decent break on Sunday before the next system slips in late in the day. This totals up into a salvageable weekend with a little planning :-)

Here's what the GFS (a longer range model) is indicating early next week:

GFS - Monday AM GFS - Monday PM GFS - Tuesday AM

 A larger storm system approaches on Monday, giving us more rain, but then on the back end the possibility for some snowflakes (at this point, not a biggie). Expect to bring the umbrella to work on Monday, and the winter coats on Tuesday.

At least it's going to be warm today and Saturday :-)

Regional Radar/Satellite with Warnings Tracking

Accuweather Radar

From the Storm Prediction Center (below): Click For a Larger Image

Activity Overview Storm Outlook Watches Potential Watches Storm Reports
Temperatures HD Doppler Radar Estimated Rainfall Active Warnings
Current Temperatures HD Doppler Radar Estimated Rainfall Active NWS Warnings
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Have a great day everyone!


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