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Two Rounds of Showers this Week; Wednesday and Friday

Published: 1.16.17 8:02am

Good Morning Folks! Temps are off to another mild start as they sit in the low – upper 40’s depending upon elevation, with partly sunny – mostly cloudy skies moving overhead. We’ll deal with only a handful of showers today so keep your outdoor plans and if you’re stuck at work or the house, then prop the windows open as temps soar into the mid 60’s across the valleys. Isolated showers continue into tomorrow, however coverage should increase to scattered by late in the day Tuesday, winding down sometime around midday on Wednesday as the front pushes east. The latest models want to keep isolated showers around Thursday and introduce another frontal passage late Thursday night into Friday, with the possibility for a few thunderstorms Friday afternoon. We are not sold on the idea thunderstorms will occur late in the week as the system to our south could essentially rob us of the moisture as it has done time and time again, so we are going to simply mention the possibility at this time. Shower coverage is likely to wind down for Saturday but pick back up on Sunday as another system takes aim on the region. Throughout the week and even into the weekend, we will deal with above average temps both day and night as they push to levels roughly 10 – 20 degrees above average. 

Today will keep partly sunny – mostly cloudy skies overhead alongside isolated showers past midday, however with such a strong southerly flow across the region, temps will soar into the mid 50’s – mid 60’s depending upon elevation. Overnight lows will settle into the mid 40’s – low 50’s once again with isolated showers focusing along the escarpment. 

Tuesday into Wednesday brings us a round of showers but nothing more than quarter – half inch of rain as the front looks to be weak and fast moving. Scattered showers will move in Tuesday afternoon and exit the region Wednesday morning, with temps both days pushing into the low 50’s – low 60’s depending upon elevation. Overnight lows will be held to the upper 40’s – low 50’s Tuesday night due to cloud cover and shower activity, however they will fall into the upper 30’s – mid 40’s Wednesday night as cooler air wraps into the area. 

Thursday through Saturday brings us another round of rain and possible thunderstorm activity as a second front takes aim on the region. Temps Thursday through Saturday will reach the low 50’s – low 60’s once again, possibly reaching the mid 60’s on Saturday as clearing skies occur after the front exits to the east. Scattered showers will develop Thursday evening and continue throughout the day Friday, ending Friday evening with only a few light showers lingering into Saturday. We hope to fine tune this portion of the forecast tomorrow or Wednesday morning and as today, it seems another half inch up to an inch is possible if thunderstorms were to develop. 

Overall, cloudy today, showers tomorrow afternoon into Wednesday then passing clouds Thursday followed by more rain Thursday night into Friday, ending Saturday morning. ENJOY! 

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