Mother Nature keeps giving us chances to winterize the yard or house or put up lights. Today is another chance but time is running out. Big changes appear imminent Saturday as colder air pours into our area. But will it rain or snow? I’ll take anything at this point. Jeff Penner compiled some statistics last night that revealed that 2012, at this point, is the 2nd driest year ever.
There may not be a whole lot more precipitation this year, at least liquid precipitation. I’ve looked at some data that has a half inch to three quarters of an inch of precipitation between now and December 21st.
As for today and tomorrow, the weather still looks uneventful. Tomorrow may feature more clouds than today.
But a southerly wind could produce one more day in the 60s before the front sags through the region and begins a big change. Temperatures should fall into the 40s Saturday and again on Sunday. At this time, it appears a storm will develop and deepen near Kansas City. This could still bring us our first significant taste of Winter Weather.
I say “could bring” us some wintry weather but I’m not sure about that. I think most of us, who would like to see snow, would like to see the location of the low, farther west and a lot farther south. To me, the above map, suggests a quick band of rain followed by windy, colder, cloudy conditions with a chance for snow showers Sunday night into Monday. This storm should stay north of our area as it passes into the Great Lakes early next week.
Have a great day,