February 26: Warmer Weekend, Storms Next Week, Daily Links

WEATHER

The cloud cover that has plagued us for the last several days has finally off to the east, and the weather as we head into the weekend is looking VERY cooperative for outdoor merriment.  Today will still be cool, with highs only in the upper 40s:
FRIDAY HIGHS

Chilly again tonight, but a little bit of passing cloud cover will keep us from dropping too far below freezing by Saturday morning:
SATURDAY LOWS

The warm-up really kicks in on Saturday — we’ll climb nearly 30 degrees from the morning lows to our afternoon highs:
SATURDAY HIGHS

Even warmer on Sunday!  High temperatures will be a dozen degrees above-average:
WARM SUNDAY

A weak cold front will sneak through Sunday night, with some overnight showers…Futurecast isn’t impressed at this point:
RPM 9P SUN RPM 12A MON RPM 3A MON

No big rush of cold air behind this system, with high temperatures on Monday and Tuesday still in the 60s:
7 Day PM

The thunderstorm chance on Tuesday will bear watching.  It’s too far down the line to be overly concerned about severe weather, and the long-range forecast models are still trying to sort out the details…but right now, it looks like the center of the storm system will travel to our north:
TUESDAY STORMS
That puts us in the region where severe weather would at least be possible, but I’m not convinced the humidity will increase in time to boost the instability levels around here.  We’re not included in any extended-outlook risk areas from the Storm Prediction Center, and I’ll emphasize it again: a LOT could change over the next several days.  We’ll keep an eye on it.

 

LINKS

Some end-of-the-week nerdiness for you…

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