Continued Mild…Strong Storm Looms Next Week

Our winning temperature streak prevails with another mild day yesterday and even a really pretty orange sunset if you glanced out the window around 5pm late evening. We've got a lot to talk about in terms of weather especially as we get towards next week as a major storm system sets it's sights on the midwest.

Today we will continue with a mix of clouds and sunshine at times with highs in the middle to upper 30s likely. Winds will continue to be gusty at times making it feel a bit cooler.

Saturday we'll warm up even more ahead of a weak disturbance that could be a few showers by Sunday afternoon. Highs Saturday will be in the lower to middle 40s with increasing cloud cover throughout the day.

Sunday again a few light showers will be possible with more clouds than sun. Warm temperatures continue in the middle 40s.

Attention turns to a potential significant winter storm that will develop in the midwest early next week and impact several regions with heavy snow, some ice, and even thunderstorms. It is still quite early to pin down any specifics as the energy that is responsible for this storm remains well off the west coast in the Pacific, but early indications are that there will be plenty of moisture from the Gulf of Mexico to work with along with substantial warmth to the south and cold to the north. Put all three together and you get ideal conditions for a potent weather maker.

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Right now the system looks to impact the region beginning Tuesday with a snow/rain mix, changing to all rain during the day and then switching over to a period of all snow overnight into early Wednesday. winds will be increasing as well during this time frame. If the current suggested track verifies, it appears the heaviest snow may fall to the west of the area with lighter accumulations here locally. HOWEVER, since the storm has not reached the mainland and can't be sampled, the track can and most likely will shift as the days progress. A more confident forecast will made by the time the weekend wraps up as the system pulls onshore and is better observed. So we could either get some rain/snow, or lots of snow. This storm will be one to keep tabs on as we go through the weekend. STAY TUNED!

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Otherwise have a great weekend and enjoy the warmth!