Today turned out to be a pretty wet day across most of our area. As expected the rain started in the southwest part of the state and has slowly spread north/northeast this afternoon.
We are still keeping our eyes on a slow moving low to the west and this will be impacting our weather the next few days, bringing in waves of moisture with slow moving storms.
This warmer air to the southwest of us will slowly push north overnight tonight. It will not bring a pronounced warmup, but will allow temps to only drop a couple of degrees back into the upper 60s in most spots with rainfall starting to taper off overnight.
Do not make any long plans outside this weekend without keeping rain in mind.
While it will not rain the entire day Friday, Saturday, or even Sunday, rain will be a factor in your outdoor plans each day. At this point, I would expect our best chances of rain on Friday, followed by Saturday, and then the lowest chances on Sunday.
Also important, not everyone will see rain all three days. In fact, it is possible some spots may only get rain one out of the three days, where others will get it all three days.
As the low moves a bit closer to us on Friday, we are going to see the line of moisture starting to build a bit further to the north than it initiated during the day today (Thursday). I think this will end up being one of a couple of waves of rainfall to shift from the southwest to the northeast during the day.
By Friday night another possible line of showers and thunderstorms will be possible. The better chance of storms will be in the south/southwest part of the state Friday night.
Saturday that low will push to the northeast a little better, but still be close enough to see some scattered showers on the backside of this low during the day on Saturday.
I think we will see lesser chances of rain as we head through the day on Saturday as the low starts to move off to the northeast. We will see rain chances tapering down by Saturday night.
By Sunday a weak frontal boundary will drop south, and may give us a few late day pop-up storms. I still think the best chances will be to the south of I-70 in the late afternoon and evening hours.
The front will not bring a big change to temps, mainly because we will be rain influenced through the weekend and slightly below normal.
But we will enjoy clearing skies with high pressure moving in early next week. Also drier air without all these remnant boundaries should give us a few dry days with comfortable mornings.
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