Cool conditions continue, rain returns Friday

2019 has already seemed to have it all with multiples days of both above average and below average temperatures as well as sunshine and rain-filled days. After reaching 68 yesterday, we only reached up to 49 today for our high. Almost a 20 degree difference in our high temperatures! Additionally, we have yet to fall below freezing so far in 2019, but that will be changing tonight as we are expecting our first sub-32 degree night.

Tonight and Tomorrow

After what was a much cooler day today, expect for an even colder evening tonight. Skies will remain clear throughout the evening and overnight hours, allowing temps to fall down into the upper 20s.

Temps will rebound a bit tomorrow, although highs will only reach near 45. Mostly sunny skies through the day should help it feel a bit warmer than the thermometer will read, but nonetheless it will be rather cool again tomorrow. Temps will fall down to near 29 tomorrow night.

Friday & Saturday

We will begin to see a slight pattern shift on Friday as we say goodbye to sunshine and hello to increased rain chances through the first half of the weekend. While we should remain dry through the first half of Friday, expect for showers to begin drifting our way by the afternoon hours with coverage increasing by the evening and overnight hours. It will remain on the cooler side Friday with highs only expected to reach near 43.

You may be wondering, yes it will be pretty cold on Friday and Friday night, however, it probably won’t get cold enough for there to be any winter weather worries. Overall, temps are expected to remain above freezing and drop down to 37 overnight on Friday. While a few flurries or sleet pellets could try to mix in late Friday afternoon into the early evening hours, there should be no winter mix accumulation from this. Folks well to our north will have a very different story thanks to the track of the low pressure system that will be bringing us this very cold rain.

GFS loop from Friday afternoon through early Sunday morning shows showers moving through the Mid South with wintry precipitation falling to our north. Additionally, you may notice the low pressure system drift by to our south. The track of this pressure system is one of the reasons why we only expect rain and not a wintry mix. If it were further south, it would be a different story! (Pivotal Weather)

Into Saturday, a cold rain will hang around through the majority of the day. Highs will reach near the mid 40s, but will probably seem a little more dreary and colder than that. If you have any weekend plans, Sunday definitely appears to be the better, outdoor-friendly day compared to Saturday. Regardless, if you do go outside on Saturday, have the umbrella ready to go.

Next Week

The weather is expected to remain on the cooler side next week with no major changes in our temperatures expected. The first half of the week highs will remain in the lower 40s with temps nearing 50 by the middle of next week. Additionally, there does not appear to be any rain chances through at least the first half of next week, so enjoy some of that sunshine while you can.

Caroline MacDonald
MWN Meteorologist

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