Wednesday AM Forecast (10/25/17)

Headlines

  • Chilly Today under Mostly Sunny Skies
  • Warm Thursday
  • Cold Front Friday
  • Frost Potential Early Next Week

Three Day Forecast

Today – Partly Cloudy & Chilly – High 55° / Tonight – Mostly Clear – Low 40°

A “clipper” system will approach the region from the north. However, dry air in the low to mid levels of the atmosphere should keep rain chances limited to the north and east of Marshall County.

HRRR Model Simulated Radar - Valid Today - pivotalweather.com
HRRR Model Simulated Radar – Valid Today – pivotalweather.com

Temperatures will be chilly today, especially when considering a west breeze around 10 mph throughout the day. High temperatures should top out around 55°.

NAM Model Forecast Temperatures - Valid 4 PM - pivotalweather.com
NAM Model Forecast Temperatures – Valid 4 PM – pivotalweather.com

Mostly clear skies will develop overnight. A southwest breeze, thanks to an approaching upper level ridge, will lead to overnight temperatures around 40°. No frost concerns for Marshall County.

Thursday – Mostly Sunny & Warm – High 70° / Thur Night – Mostly Clear – Low 50°

The upper level ridge will move into the region on Thursday. This means you can expect broad southwest flow to begin to move into the region. As a response, temperatures will increase to around 70° for afternoon highs under mostly sunny skies.

NAM Model Forecast 500mb Pattern - Valid Thursday Afternoon - pivotalweather.com
NAM Model Forecast 500mb Pattern – Valid Thursday Afternoon – pivotalweather.com

Mostly clear skies will continue overnight as lows remain somewhat mild and near 50°.

Friday – Scattered Showers; Falling Temps – AM High 60° / Fri Night – Rain/Snow Mix – Low 33°

A cold front will move through the region on Friday. This will lead to falling temperatures throughout the day. Expect morning temperatures to rise to about 60°, but then fall throughout the remainder of the day to around 40-45° by 4 PM.

NAM Model Forecast Surface Temp/Pressure - Valid Friday AM - pivotalweather.com
NAM Model Forecast Surface Temp/Pressure – Valid Friday AM – pivotalweather.com

Scattered showers will develop just behind the front. A transition to mixed precipitation is possible in the late evening and early overnight. No accumulations are expected at this time and travel should not be impacted. Lows will drop all the way to around 33°.

NAM Model Forecast Simulated Radar - Valid Friday AM to Saturday AM - pivotalweather.com
NAM Model Forecast Simulated Radar – Valid Friday AM to Saturday AM – pivotalweather.com
Hi-Res NAM Model Forecast Surface Temps - Valid Friday 7 AM to 7 PM - pivotalweather.com
Hi-Res NAM Model Forecast Surface Temps – Valid Friday 7 AM to 7 PM – pivotalweather.com

Looking Ahead

A cold day is on tap for Saturday as high temperatures struggle into the mid 40s. Conditions should be mostly cloudy with a slight northwest breeze around 5 mph. Temperatures will drop to around freezing both Saturday night and Sunday night, lining up our first potential freeze of the season. Below average temperatures are expected to continue into early next week.

Climate Prediction Center 6 - 10 Day Temperature Outlook
Climate Prediction Center 6 – 10 Day Temperature Outlook

That should wrap up this forecast. Be sure to follow @MarshallCoWX for the latest Marshall County weather information. Have a great day!

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