Cloud cover across the region had an effect on a few different weather features we desire this time of the year; sunshine, higher high temperatures and our snow pack. The clouds trapped cooler air towards the surface keeping temperatures in the upper 30’s. Which in turn, caused our snow pack to have a slow melting day without warming and sun power to knock out those bigger piles. Still, our snow depth will quickly dissolve this week with warmer temperatures and rain chances returning.
Sunday will bring partly cloudy skies and temperatures in the 40’s. A very slight chance for a few runaway flurries will be possible in the evening hours as a strong system that caused severe weather in Texas on Saturday moves across the Ohio River Valley Sunday afternoon.
The threat we’re keeping our eye on now is the system that will develop around Colorado late Monday and scoot across the upper Midwest Tuesday evening. This system has the potential to pull from a substantial moisture supply form the south. As it taps into the Gulf of Mexico, it will have enough juice to produce rain over an extended period that could last through Friday. Models are hinting at 1 to 3 inches of rainfall which may not lead to flash flooding concerns, but longer term flooding issues. Especially in the areas along the Mississippi that are already experiencing flooding.