TGIF! How do you plan to spend this chilly, pre-holiday weekend?
FRIDAY NIGHT: overcast and cold, patchy frost, low 28.
SATURDAY: mostly cloudy, chilly, high 42.
SUNDAY: snow to rain and mix then back to snow showers, high 42.
MONDAY: mostly cloudy, morning flurries, high 42.
TUESDAY: partly cloudy, high 41.
WEDNESDAY: partly cloudy, high 40.
THANKSGIVING: partly cloudy, high 47.
BLACK FRIDAY: partly cloudy, high 49.
High pressure attempts to move through the area on Saturday but isn't likely to clear us out the way it usually does. A cold front from the northwest and a low-pressure center from the southwest are on its heels, ready to give us some clouds and precip. The models are generally dry for Saturday until very late in the evening so I'm going to drop off the POPs and keep the mostly cloudy icon.
Sunday's precip is driven by the low-pressure center trundling up the Ohio River Valley. We'll start with some snow showers and light accumulations before daybreak then transition to wintry mix and rain for part of the day before changing back to snow showers in the evening. Generally grey and wet.
As high pressure tries to build in from the southwest on Monday, we'll get a break from the precip and some sunshine will break through the clouds. The GFS, CMC, and Euro are all trying to hang on to a little bit of precip through the morning; the NAM is the only dry solution. Let's add a 30% POP to Monday to cover the chance of flurries and snow showers. Taking Tuesday to a 20% POP.
Wednesday looks like a fine travel day.
The CMC is trying to drop a cold front through the state early Thursday morning. The Euro actually pulls it through Wednesday as a dry system but with a dramatic wind shift. And the GFS is all about high pressure. For now, let's continue with the current forecast, leaning toward the GFS solution, high pressure, and quiet conditions.
Marshall McPeek, Chief Meteorologist.
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