Good Friday everyone and welcome to Super Bowl Weekend. The weather we have out there today will get things started off on a very nice note. The rest of the weekend turns soggy and chilly as a big low pressure works toward the region from the west.
High temps today will warm well into the 50s once again. Clouds will slowly be on the increase and will thicken up quickly during the afternoon and evening from west to east. Rain will also pick up overnight and will become widespread into Saturday. Locally heavy rains are a good bet into, at least, early Super Bowl Sunday.
Take a look at the weekend totals from the GFS…
It shows the heaviest rain falling across the southern half of the area with lighter amounts the farther north you live. Still… that’s a chilly and dreary Saturday on tap with highs only in the low and mid 40s at best.
This is the same storm bringing a blizzard to parts of the Rockies and plains states. Areas from Denver to Omaha may pick up a foot or two (or more) of snow from this crippling storm. Jealous yet?
This storm has a chance to be a little stronger than the models are showing for our region. This was the case a few days ago and a few of the runs are coming back around to this being able to tap a bit of cold air before the weekend is over. The GFS Ensembles are leading the charge with this…
It’s still not a big deal in terms of wintry weather… but that would have the chance to end this stuff with a touch of a mix. The Canadian is very similar, so we shall see. Either way… the weekend isn’t looking very pretty.
A peek into next week finds the models trying to show a trough digging in across the eastern half of the country. There is plenty of blocking showing up in the northern latitudes… but I am not digging the overall placement of these blocks. They are off just a bit from the classic look I like to see for cold and snow in this area. We will see if they can get their act together over the next few weeks.
Have a great Friday and take care.