Good Saturday morning bloggers,
The weather today will be spectacular as highs rise to near 60° with much less wind! It is January and it can not last forever. There are two cold fronts we are tracking this weekend. Front #1 arrives tonight with #2 arriving Sunday afternoon. The second front is the stronger of the two and means business. Highs Sunday will rise to near 40°, but the second front will sweep through, so that by Monday morning temperatures will be near 10° with wind chills near 0°. A small patch of very light snow and flurries may track across northeast Missouri with just a period of clouds for our side of the state. See the maps below showing the sequence of weather events this weekend.
MAP #1: TODAY @3 PM
MAP #2: SUNDAY @11 AM
MAP #3: SUNDAY @340 PM
MAP #4: MONDAY @6 AM
Unfortunately, we have all of these changes, but no precipitation. We are over 20″ below average rainfall since April 1, 2012! Based on the LRC we will be seeing at least 3-4 storm systems from January 28 to February 20 that may bring our area some moisture. Systems do not like being in this part of the country and they just race by. So, lets hope we can get one to slow down and bring more than .25″ to .75″. There is a storm system showing up for around the 28th. It has some potential to be a wetter one than the ones so far, but lets see what it looks like when we get close to it! Gary put the following graphic together Friday night showing the next 12 days of precipitation chances. He showed it on 41 Action News Friday night and I will show it on our morning show from 8 to 10 AM.
MAP #5: PRECIPITATION CHANCES THE NEXT 12 DAYS
Have a great weekend and enjoy the great Saturday weather!