Sunday, February 16 Forecast Discussion

By: Aaron Morrison Email
By: Aaron Morrison Email

In a much anticipated wait, temperatures will finally warm up quite nicely this week. The colder weather we saw the past few days has lifted of to our east and in its wake is a warmer air mass. A zonal pattern will be our main weather maker the next few days, as the SSW winds bring in warmer and moist air.

A weak cold front will make it's way through the South, but models are showing the front stalling out across the Highway 84 corridor before lifting back to the North. As the front moves through and stalls along the 84 corridor, slight chance of isolated showers are possible.

Rain chances will stay with us throughout the entire week. With the advection of the warm and moist air, this week could become a little muggy as dewpoints will climb into the upper 50s lower 60s.

As we head into the latter part of the week a strong cold front will be in our wake bringing with some isolated thunderstorms in which some could be severe. Timing of this front is still uncertain as the models keep sliding back and forth between Friday into Sunday. Once the front exits to our West we will be left with seasonable temperatures, as Sunday will be in the lower 60s area wide. For much of the week we will see temperatures 10 to 20 degrees above average.

The good news is Spring is around the corner, so this weather is very welcome. The cold isn't completely over, but we are beginning to see signs of a changing pattern that coincides with Spring.


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