Snow Showers & Flurries To Persist
The cold front responsible for the rain and snow Thursday hangs offshore of the region for Friday. High pressure begins to slowly move into the area. Northwesterly winds will cool air aloft, and set up the opportunity for upslope snow showers & flurries. Clouds associated with the nearby front appear to keep the region with a mix of sun & clouds for the interior, more clouds than sun for the mountains and coastal areas to start. As the front slides eastward, clouds appear to break up, and snow showers and flurries end by mid-afternoon. High temperatures range from the mid-30s in the mountains to the mid-40s at the coast. Northwest winds may gust 20-25 mph in the north country, 5-15 mph elsewhere.
Bitter Cold By March Standards This Weekend
Cold air will rush into the area for this weekend and temps will drop well below normal once again however ‘normal’ has changed since earlier this year and while temps will be a far cry from today’s 50’s, 37 won’t be a terrible high after months of temps in the 20’s. A few flurries or snow showers are possible with most of that activity in the mountains as well as far western areas but calm and cold conditions look to dominate for the weekend as well as the beginning of next week. A few snow showers/flurries should make another appearance early next week.
Full WMW 5+2 Day Outlook
The rest of the outlook sees warming temps in store towards the mid/end of the week.
-Jack Sillin and Mike Haggett
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