2/15 – Rob Knight’s “HAZARDOUS CONDITIONS” Near Term Forecast
Sleet and rain continues to move across the area as the moisture will depart the area by mid-afternoon. Temperatures will continue to drop as overnight lows are going to break records, with several watches/warning continuing to be in effect. While we will see sun on Tuesday (at least most of us), that won’t help warm things up much. Inland locations may struggle to get into the mid-30s. Another cold night Tuesday night, but more similar to nights we’ve seen already this winter.
The next system is already on the horizon moving out of the Rockies Wednesday. A surface low will again emerge over the Gulf of Mexico and head toward the area Wednesday night. This one will track further north and west than the current system. Much of the area will briefly get into the warm sector of the system Wednesday night.
A fairly potent upper level trough will be quick traversing the midsection of the country early Thursday morning. Return moisture racing ahead of the associated strong cold front will set the stage for numerous showers across the forecast area. Upwards of 1 to 3 inches will be possible Wednesday night into Thursday morning. The remainder of the forecast looks quiet. By Sunday, temperatures are expected to be near or above normal for late February.