Friday Discussion : Cold End to the Week and Month

The month of November has seen us have one of the faster starts to winter in recent years.  After starting out with an above average first week.  The rest of the month has seen us fall into the freezer.  With the coldest Thanksgiving on record, helping us break other daily records as well.  So as we end the work week… and see high temperatures fight to reach 40°, it’s not much of a surprise.

Mainly cloudy skies for our Friday, with scattered snow showers and flurries possible during the middle part of the day.  Nothing that will amount to more than a dusting in a few spots… but most of us will just see a flake or two fall around mid day.  Highs will struggle to reach 40°, with many of us holding in the upper 30s for highs… nearly 10 degrees below average.

The weather on everyone’s mind is Saturday’s rain…

Saturday will be cloudy and cold… with temps once again holding in the upper 30s for most of us.  The rain will approach from the SW during the day, but likely arrives after sunset.  Guidance is a bit uncertain about the precise timing, and intensity of the front edge of the rain showers.  That means it could start slightly later, and be very spotty at first.  This gives hope to some who have evening outdoor plans and tree-lighting ceremonies on Saturday night.  It’s possible that the steady rain showers hold off until around or shortly after 9pm… but we’re going with a general 7pm to 10pm start time on the showers.

The rain will be with us through the night, and taper off early on Sunday morning.  At the end of the event, another 0.25 inches to 1.0 inches of rain are possible.  The good news, is that this will likely be the last storm for several days, giving most of us a chance to dry out.

Have a great end of the week, and start to your weekend.

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