Watching our weekend weather

More temperature swings in store for the area as we leave March and head to April. Tracking showers ahead for next week as well.

Good Saturday morning everyone :-)  I will be your tour guide to this weekend's weather (I'll also be working the show on WSAZ at 6am).

Following the showers and storms of last night, we'll be slowly weaning ourselves off of the rain and clouds today, allowing for cooler temperatures (60s) but we will get those clouds to break...eventually:

WRF - RH (700mb) Saturday 8pm

This map shows the relative humidity at the synoptic cloud level (usually clouds that are going to precipitate would show up in this layer). The contours on the map indicate less than 10% relative humidity by Saturday evening in a bubble working its way through. So, with the green higher saturations on either side, I grabbed this map to show that we'll have clouds on the edges of the weekend with clearer skies in the middle. Plenty of hours to get things done outdoors, even though it may well be likely that we'll receive measurable precipitation each day.

After today, the next time we'll get rain on by here will be late Sunday:

WRF - Sunday Night

Looking ahead to next week, we finally encounter our "big" storm system that we've been monitoring since a while back here and here. This is what our storm is looking like on the models now:

GFS - Tuesday Night CMC - Tuesday Night

It looks a little more consistent now across these two models, and this time around the cold air is not carving in behind this system like it was representing in days previous (as we were discussing back then, 9 times out of 10 these looming monster storms on these mid-range models will eventually settle into a calmer storm system). It's certainly still going to rain though.

HPC - Monday AM - Wednesday AM Rainfall

Our temperatures will shoot back above normal in the coming days, after the cool weather today...Once we get past this next storm though, another trip below-normal is in the cards, and it may put another frost threat on our doorstep (by then considering our climate we should be nearing the end of such things). That will be one of the things we'll take a look at tomorrow.

Here are the tracking tools for today:

Regional Radar/Satellite with Warnings Tracking

Accuweather Radar

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!

-B

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