Sunny and cool for Valentine's Day
Happy Friday! The clouds have exited the area and temperatures have dropped into the upper-20s to low-30s on our Friday morning. We'll see plenty of sunshine today with highs only in the low-50s. If you have any evening plans this Valentine's Day, you will probably want to grab the coat. Dinnertime temperatures will likely only be in the 40s (early dinner) and 30s (later dinner). We'll see clear skies tonight with morning lows dropping into the upper-20s.
Mostly sunny skies will be in store for Saturday as temperatures climb back to 60 degrees despite the chilly start. Scattered shower chances will return late Saturday night and into the day on Sunday. Most of the rain will be south of I-20/Hwy-80 and during the Sunday morning time frame. The highest rainfall totals will likely be around a quarter of an inch, and those values will be found along the Highway-84 corridor, with about a tenth of an inch of rainfall expected elsewhere. More rain will be in store on our Monday as a warm front lifts across our area. Temperatures will warm into the upper-60s on Monday.
A cold front will push through our area on Tuesday and bring with it a round of rain and storms. An isolated severe storm looks possible at this time, but there are also signs that the ingredients will not be there for a severe storm, so keep up to date with the latest forecast on that. Temperatures will warm into the mid-70s Tuesday afternoon. Cooler air will filter on in behind the cold front, which will stall out just to the south of our area by Wednesday and Thursday. This will keep scattered shower chances and cooler temperatures throughout our Wednesday and Thursday. Highs will likely only be in the low-50s during this time frame. I will mention that some models yesterday were hinting at a brief changeover to snow on Thursday, but model guidance this morning has backed off on that scenario. If a changeover were to occur, the impacts would be minimal. Things may change so be sure to keep up to date with the latest forecast!