FORECAST: Showers scatter, become snowflakes!
Fri, 19 Apr 2013 11:30:47 GMT —
Shower activity decreases through the day but remains scattered.
The main factor today will be the wind.
Wind speeds in excess of 30 mph and gusting into the 40 mph range during the day behind the cold front passing through will make for a chilly day, even though temps will not be terribly low.
Temps will decrease as the day goes on as well, leading to the below freezing temps overnight, and yes, the chance of snow you see on the 7 Day tonight.
Do not worry, expect nothing more than a dusting, if even any of that sticks overnight.
Freezing may be an issue in some places but I believe the ground temp is warm enough to lessen that impact.
Still, be wary on the roads tonight and tomorrow morning.
Flooding of course is big for today.
Until all the rain from this system is gone, the overall impact will not be known but most rivers near the Tri Cities are already over flood stage.
Stay safe, and never drive into flood waters.
We get a break fom precip this weekend, more clouds than expected on Saturday but not a total sun loss.
Sun is dominant SUNday, which is so ironic I can't help but laugh, and we may have a chance to climb a bit higher in temp if we get enough of it.
The next week brings multiple chances for showers though the overall timing is hard at this point, best thing I can say is it will be raining for much of the week after Monday.
Outlooks currently have nothing severe and with no drastic heating changes like yesterday for next week, I will have to agree with the NWS.
Enjoy the weekend, sorry it will be chilly, or not if you want a bit more snow before we are entirely done with it, and get the umbrella handy for next week.
-Meteorologist Ahmad Bajjey