1/17 – Rob Knight’s “Friday-Eve” Warmer Forecast
No major changes to the forecast this morning as a few showers are moving through the area. These showers should increase throughout the day as a system moves north of the area. Tonight expect dense fog to develop as the warm air moves over the cool waters of the tidal lakes and sounds. There may be a Dense Fog Advisory issued this afternoon.
Going into the weekend and next week the pattern is still fairly active. The main concerns are convective impacts with strong frontal passage Saturday, followed by very cold air advection into the region Sunday.
The Storm Prediction Center has highlighted the entire forecast area in a Marginal Risk for Severe Weather on Saturday as the cold front moves through.
The heaviest rainfall in the forecast area will be early Saturday morning through Noon on. Strong straight line winds seems to be the main severe threat if any were to crop up with this front. After the front cold air advection of Arctic air ensues and continues through all of Sunday. This Arctic air will only be a glancing blow and short lived as we warm up quickly on Monday. There will be freezing temps in the area Sunday night into Monday…and low 30s more than likely south of the interstate.