The Mess begins, warm and windy Wednesday

NOW: The Mess begins, warm and windy Wednesday

NEXT:

The Mess this week is a moving target of wind, rain, mix, snow and a temperature swing. The timeline of these events impacts the subsequent next part of the forecast. Roughly it plays out like this.

  • Southey wind gusts +35 mph Wednesday
  • Temperatures warm to 50 through early Thursday morning
  • Rain starts Wednesday evening, the heaviest overnight into Thursday.
  • Flooding is a concern with +1" of rainfall, combined with rapid snow-melt, in total 2"-3" of water.
  • Temperatures plummet Thursday morning
    • 30s in the morning, 20s afternoon, teens overnight.
  • A burst of snow Thursday afternoon could bring quick accumulation Thursday afternoon-evening.
  • A BIG, if is how quick is the refreeze and the impact on snowfall and potential ice.

Friday is likely off to a slick start, but the forecast is fair through the weekend.

Tonight: Temperatures rise to 40, increasing clouds and wind.
Wednesday: Windy, rain by the evening. High 50.
Thursday: Falling temperatures, rain/snow showers. A burst of heavy snow possible. 28 by the afternoon.
Friday: Cold and sunny. High 24.

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