2/20 – Rob’s “Rainy, Cold & Windy” Thursday Morning Forecast

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Showers have started to develop and move across the area this morning from west to east as a disturbance tracks across the area in the wake of a front that has moved into the coastal waters. Rain chances today are obviously extremely high with a shield of rainfall almost stretching across the area already at this point. Rainfall amounts today should be generally around one inch across the area, with generally lighter amounts near the coast and higher amounts to the north. A late winter Arctic airmass will settle in behind the front bringing well below normal temperatures and very windy conditions beginning this afternoon through Friday morning.

Temperatures will be several degrees below normal today with rain coverage and even more so tonight and tomorrow. High pressure will build in Friday and remain in place through the upcoming weekend with dry and cool conditions remaining through the first half of the weekend. Near or just below freezing temperatures are possible for the northern areas of the forecast zones on Saturday morning. A warming trend will begin on Sunday out ahead of an upper level trough digging through the Plains on Sunday.

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Rain chances will increase by Sunday night and Monday as a result with a few strong storms possible in the northern most zones during this period. Front could stall or slowly move through Monday night and Tuesday morning bringing unsettled weather through Tuesday. Showers have started to develop and move across the area this morning from west to east as a disturbance tracks across the area in the wake of a front that has moved into the coastal waters.