Warm Week Ahead….& Beyond

The next several days will be VERY WARM….and as it appears now, this warmth will continue into the first week of March!

Outdoors this morning, it’s just mild.  Humidity is also high, so we have areas of dense fog.  A Dense Fog Advisory remains in effect until 8am, for the counties in gray.

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4WARN Live Doppler Radar in fog tracker mode shows some spots where visibility is near zero.  Those are marked by the red shaded zones.  In the orange, visibility is around 1/2 mile.  Yellow spots indicate where you can see a distance of a mile or so.

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The average low for today is 33.  Notice we’re sitting well above that, as of 7:30am — big surprise!

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SO…where the fog exists, it’ll burn off by 8am-9am.  Through the rest of the day, we’ll have a partly cloudy sky and therefore much milder conditions.

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Highs across the region show mid-upper 60s will be quite common.

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Tomorrow — President’s Day — additional fog will be possible during the early morning.  Then, clouds will increase ahead of our next rain maker that’s due in on Tuesday.  The clouds will come from that enhanced moisture now over the Southern Plains.

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FUTURECAST for tomorrow and Tuesday reflects that trend.  Notice that Tuesday won’t bring a tremendous amount of rain.  It’ll more likely be just a few showers.

I keep getting asked by people if I think winter’s over.  While it’s not over, it certainly won’t be putting on much of a showing over the next two weeks.  The long range computer model charts show this mid-spring preview will continue into early March!  The folks at the Climate Prediction Center agree.  Here’s their two week outlook, which carries us through Sunday, March 5th:

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That outlook doesn’t necessarily mean we won’t have any more cold spells.  It doesn’t mean the book is closed on our chance for snow either.  However, it IS true that with each passing day the likelihood of us getting a “good snow” diminishes.  SO…just embrace the mild air…& enjoy all the pretty sights that springlike weather in the Mid State has to offer.

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(Photo:  Ryan Smith, WSMV-TV Photojournalist)

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