A window into the winter months looks to be coming into our area today into the weekend. Friday starts off as a wet day with a high in the upper 40s. By 8 AM, the rain is starting to move out of the area. As the rain chance diminishes in the afternoon hours, the clouds stick around all day Friday in clears out Saturday morning. We can not fully say the rain chance is zero percent with the still some forcing is still lingering around the majority of the day.
Looking at the thermal profiles, it is possible to see a mix precipitation night with the Cold Air Advection (CAA) moving into the area. According to 06z GFs, around 21z, 3 central time, a strong CAA will start to come into the area and become stronger as the day evening and night goes on.
The mixture will not affect traveling with the pavement temperature in the upper 40s the precipitation that makes it to the ground will melt on contact.
Saturday will be cloud at the start of the day, but will clear out before the afternoon hours. As low level high moves into the area it will bring clear weather here. The temperatures will start in the 20s then rise to the 40s by the afternoon. If you go out tomorrow you better bring your winter jackets and stay warm!
As the ridge axis comes into the area later part of the weekend it’ll allow for a little warm up Sunday with highs in the upper 40s, however Sunday morning will be in the 20s again. By afternoon Sunday there will be an increase in mid-level moisture which will cause an increase in clouds. The beginning of next will will start of rainy with a cold week ahead!
Friday: 47/26 slight chance of rain into the night
Saturday: 41/24 clear with wind
Sunday: 49/36 Increase in clouds by afternoon