A quiet, dry, but cooler weekend ahead

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Remnants from the winter storm brought us a few flurries earlier Friday afternoon. These flurries only brought us minor snow and liquid accumulations. As the rest of the large system moves off into Northeastern Canada we’ll see drier, but cooler conditions for the weekend.

Saturday and Sunday will be mostly to partly cloudy with temperatures in the mid 40’s and time of sun and clouds. Overnight temperatures will fall below freezing which will in turn hold our recent snow pack steady for a few days until we get consistent 50’s later next week.

The next chance at rain or snow comes late Sunday as another storm moves through the central plains and brings plenty of rain to those who missed out on this recent system. We’ll just see a slight chance at catching the tail end of a few rain/snow bands. The better chances for an extended period of rainfall swing through late Tuesday through Friday next week. Where a similar system to what we had earlier this week will draw up plenty of moisture from the south. With temperatures staying warmer as this next system approaches, it will feel more like the April showers we hope to see, rather than snow.

 It is still too early to suggest any rainfall amounts at this time, but models do agree on a general theme for this rain. At this point, it doesn’t look to be a complete washout, but there could be periods of heavy rainfall. This will bring concern for more flooding issues along the Mississippi. Especially with the 1”+ of liquid we received from the snowfall Thursday and Friday. Spring has started where winter left off; a wet and active weather pattern.

Justin Esterly

Justin Esterly

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