Weekend Starts Wet, Ends Cool
A COUPLE OF RUMBLES OF THUNDER POSSIBLE SATURDAY
TGIF! Clouds will be the rule today, unfortunately, making a dreary Friday outdoors. Temperatures will still be mild, however, with highs in the upper 60s to lower 70s throughout the area. A rogue shower cannot be ruled out during the daytime and evening hours, but high school football games tonight should for the most part stay dry with temperatures falling slowly through the 60s. Low temperatures will be kept up tonight with the increased moisture and southerly flow with lows in the 55-60 range.
Rainfall chances go up dramatically during the late night into the morning hours on Saturday. Instability may be around as well, so a rumble of thunder or two can’t be ruled out, and we may see an isolated strong wind gust or two in the strongest storms. It’s a near certainty everyone in the viewing area will get wet by Saturday afternoon with rainfall amounts averaging around a half inch. Highs outside the rainfall will be in the 68-73 range.
A cold front will move through later on Saturday, putting an end to the rain and a beginning to a much cooler air mass. Lows will be in the 40s Sunday morning and mainly in the upper 30s to around 40 degrees on Monday morning, with highs in the upper 50s to mid 60s.
An early peek at Thanksgiving shows an outside chance of a shower for the holiday but dry and partly cloudy for Black Friday with highs in the upper 60s and lows in the 45-50 degree range.
No major cold snaps with below freezing temps are on tap for the next week or so.
-Meteorologist Dana Barker