|Moon Phase||Quarter Moon|
SNOW-MELTING WEATHER GROWS
NICE WAY TO END THE WORK WEEK! Its been over two weeks since we've seen temperatures in the 40s, but that will change today. Major Pacific storm off the west coast will aid in circulating a return flow of air from the southwest and spread right across the two state. Should see plenty of 40s through the southern two-thirds of the area with more upper 30s further north.
Caught in this flow will be a weak disturbance that will carry on its back not only more clouds in our skies but our next round of light precipitation as well. This will be steered by a fast moving cold front that will arrive in by this evening. The challenge comes to what kind of precipitation will fall. Still appears that we'll see a spotty light rain/sleet event this evening followed by a changeover to some light snow before sunrise Saturday. I still believe we could shake around an inch out of these clouds with the better chances expected just south of the Quad Cities. This will naturally interrupted our warming come Saturday with afternoon highs around the lower 30s.
BUT WAIT! Even warmer air will spread through the area starting Sunday as a more zonal flow from west to east sends temperatures soaring once again. Highs in the 40s will not only return but extend into early next week where many hometowns could easily make the lower 50s!
Unfortunately, the warming won't stick around as temperatures will drop around freezing or colder for the later half of next week. Thats Spring for ya'.