A stormy system is developing and is about to impact our region. The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for most of our region with a winter storm warning further northeast due to higher amounts.
It will be a rather dramatic 24 hours. It will warm to the 50s in the region today with temperatures plummeting into the teens by sunrise on Saturday. There is an inverted trough that will try to keep temperatures warmer here. The amount of snowfall will depend on many factors, one of the most important being the layer of warmer air near this inverted trough. When will it drop to 32 degrees?
3 p.m. forecast:
A surface low center will form over Texas, and it is an inverted low extending northward over eastern Kansas this afternoon. This inverted trough will be a problem for snow lovers. Once warmer air has built up on the eastern side of this inverted trough, then it will be a slow process to bring temperatures down enough for rain to turn to snow.
Yes, it will rain first. Take a look at the next two forecast cards.
6:00 p.m. forecast:
The inverted trough can be seen by looking at the blue arrows all concentrated in this line.
9:00 p.m. forecast:
Forecast at 5 a.m.:
Forecast for 8 a.m.:
I will have finished this blog at 8:30………
So, where do you stand on the happiness scale in the snow? Are you with Sunny The Weather Dog or our presenter Kevin Holmes?
Kevin’s Snow Happiness Scale:
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