Thursday, November 30 Afternoon Forecast Discussion

Rain showers were a little slower to depart this afternoon than originally thought, but rain has exited by mid afternoon with sunshine returning as well from the west as clouds clear. We will keep some clouds tonight and again see dense fog develop tonight. You will want to be careful on area roads early Friday morning as visibility will likely be less than a quarter of a mile.

We will keep mostly sunny to partly cloudy skies through the weekend with highs warming into the 70s by Saturday and remaining there ahead of our next cold front arriving on Tuesday.

Our next cold front will be a potent one, and perhaps the strongest one of the season, as a deep upper level trough aligns with this front to bring a cold blast behind it. Rain showers will start to overspread the area on Tuesday with the front likely arriving after sunset and departing early Wednesday with showers lingering through the Wednesday morning. There are still some timing and strength differences, so I am not going to remove the chance for storms with the front on Tuesday yet as one model solution would allow for storms locally. Rainfall amounts will help to dent our drought numbers as we could easily see an inch in some spots from the front.

Highs will drop significantly behind the front as we go from 70 for a high on Tuesday to the middle 50s on Wednesday. In fact, temperatures may drop through the day on Wednesday with a cold day on Thursday as highs will struggle to 50 with lows below freezing. We could see a hard freeze (temperature below 28) Friday morning.