2/25 – The Chief’s “Cold Frontal Passage” Friday Morning Forecast
A cold front is no east of the area with light precipitation behind the front expected to be out of the area by moon. Forecast guidance indicates that sunshine will be an extremely sparse commodity through the weekend, perhaps as late as Sunday night before any significant clearing occurs. And that will take the passage of another disturbance across the area Sunday afternoon/evening. Today`s highs across the southeast half of the area could be the present temperatures, with the cool off behind the front. Tonight`s temperatures look fairly reasonable, but beyond that, confidence diminishes, especially with Saturday`s high temperatures.
Long term forecast is pretty quiet with a slow warming trend and no real rain chances to speak of. The week will start out with northwest flow aloft and cooler than normal temperatures. Temperatures will gradually warm to near or above normal by midweek, especially for afternoon highs, as upper level flow becomes more zonal and the surface airmass moderates.