So we are 9 days into spring, the conditions over the last few days make it seem like we are 9 days into winter. Yesterday and last night, a general coating to 2 inches of snow fell across the state. Behind the snow, a reinforcing shot of cold air was brought down into the state. High temperatures today fell about 10-15 degrees below normal, had the March sun angle not been a factor, it could have been much colder.
Currently across the state we have mostly clear, but cool conditions, with temperatures ranging from the middle 30s inland, to the lower 40s at the shore. As we head through the evening, clouds will begin to filter in from the west preceding our next weather maker for tomorrow, temperatures will drop into the mid 20s statewide before rising through the 30s before sunrise tomorrow.
Tuesday looks to be the pick of the week as far as the weather goes. Sunny conditions should be the rule statewide with temperatures rising through the 40s, and even touching 50 at the shore. Tuesday night looks like more of the same as far as precipitation goes with temperatures in the low to mid 30s statewide. As mentioned previously, pretty much every day this week will feature some sort of precipitation. Well, later Tuesday night, clouds and precipitation move back in. At this point this looks to be another nuisance system bringing rain and snow showers, for very late Tuesday into Wednesday morning. Right now this doesn't look like a big deal, but it could create some slick spots, especially inland on Wednesday morning. The low pressure system moves out and fair conditions move in for Wednesday afternoon, with temperatures rebounding back into the upper 40s and 50s. Even temperatures on Wednesday night do not look to be too unpleasant ranging from the low to mid 30s statewide under partly cloudy skies.
While it looks as though this system will start as rain, and continue through Saturday, I am watching for maybe some snow to develop on Saturday afternoon as a cold front sweeps through and some possible regeneration of precipitation occurs. Now, that system is 6 days out, and much can change, but it does look to be more significant than the quick hitter disturbances we will see during this work week. We will be keeping an eye on it.
Monday: Rain and snow early, clearing in the afternoon, temperatures rising into the mid 40s statewide, with lows in the mid 20s inland and low 30s at the shore
Tuesday: Mostly sunny, temps 45-50 during the day, mostly clear early evening then increasing clouds after midnight, temperatures in the low to mid 30s statewide.
Wednesday: Early rain and snow showers, clearing during the mid morning with temperatures rising into the mid to upper 40s approaching 50 at the shore. Clear conditions at night with lows in the mid to upper 30s statewide.
Thursday: Sunny to start the day with clouds moving in later in the afternoon and showers developing by evening. Highs 50-55, lows 40-45.
Friday: Early rain then mid morning clearing and afternoon sun, highs approaching 60. Partly cloudy skies for the early evening then clouds and rain showers moving in by midnight, lows in the low to mid 40s.
Have a good rest of your night, and start to your work week! As always, thank you for following and continuing to support SCW!- Tim