We start the weekend on a cold note and will end warmer than where we've been. A rebound is in the cards as we get high pressure and a southerly wind. Don’t be surprised to find a little frost on the windshields as you head out the door this morning. We start with temperatures in the 20s this morning feeling a little more like January, instead of the middle of fall. Visibility seems to be doing fine.
The cold moved in late in the week thanks to a cold front that rolled through late Thursday. After the rainfall Thursday, temperatures dropped so rapidly that the residual water on surfaces had a chance to freeze. Ice was not a major concern, certainly not on roadways, but the rapid freezing after fronts seems to be a trend as we move forward. As for this weekend, we warm nicely through the next few days thanks to high pressure and a southerly wind. We should top out near 60 degrees Sunday afternoon. Rain will move back in with the next strong cold front on Veteran’s Day, before the next crash. Temperatures are expected to crash behind the next front which promises to deliver the coldest air of the season so far. On the back end of the front, we are expecting a changeover from rain to snow. Flake WILL fall on Tuesday morning. As of now, amounts cannot be given as the models have to work is out, however sticking is possible as temperatures fall well below freezing. The amounts will be determined by how cold the surface gets before the snow lets up, which looks to be about the morning commute time on Tuesday. As always, these things need time to sort themselves out, but we will have a pretty good handle on amounts in the next 24-48 hours.
Cats Gameday forecast:
The 7:30 kick tonight will come with a cold reception. Temperatures are forecasted to reach 50 degrees for the high during the tailgates, however most of the day will be spent in the 40s. Temperatures will fall to the upper 30s for kickoff and hang there through the 4th quarter. Bottom line…jackets are a must this go-around. Regardless, no precipitation is expected, so a nice night for some late-season football it shall be!