Friday Afternoon Update (10/27/17)

Headlines

  • Cold Front to the East
  • Rain this afternoon and overnight
  • Cold Saturday through Sunday – Freeze Watch

This Afternoon – Rainy & Cold – 52° ↓ / Tonight – Showers Likely – Low 35°

The cold front pushed through the region this morning. This is leaving us with blustery Northwest wind around 10 mph; gusting to 20 mph at times, and dropping temperatures.

Surface Front Map - Valid 11:30 AM - NOAA WPC
Surface Front Map – Valid 11:30 AM – NOAA WPC

As of the writing at 1 PM. The cold air higher up in the atmosphere is still lagging to the west, which is typical of a cold front. This is leading to the development of a cold rain across the region.

Noon Radar/Atmospheric Temperature Update
Noon Radar/Atmospheric Temperature Update

The cold air may move into the region just in time to turn a few raindrops into snowflakes or mixed wintry precipitation. However, no accumulations or travel impacts are expected. A better chance of a rain/snow mix lies to the east of the region. Overnight lows will drop to around 35°

HRRR Simulated Radar - Valid this Afternoon and Overnight - pivotalweather.com
HRRR Simulated Radar – Valid this Afternoon and Overnight – pivotalweather.com

Saturday – Partly Cloudy and Cold – High 47° / Sat Night – Partly Cloudy – Low 32°

A partly cloudy and chilly day is expected on Saturday. Precipitation should push to the east of Marshall County on Saturday morning. This will lead quite a few clouds in place, however clearing can be expected throughout the day. Highs will only top out around 47° with northwest winds around 5 – 10 mph likely.

NAM Forecast Surface Temperature/Wind/Pressure - Valid Saturday Afternoon - College of DuPage
NAM Forecast Surface Temperature/Wind/Pressure – Valid Saturday Afternoon – College of DuPage

Partly cloudy skies are expected Saturday night. Lows will drop close to 32°. prompting a Freeze Watch to be issued by the National Weather Service in Paducah. Be sure to bring sensitive plants indoors!

NWS Paducah Freeze Watch
NWS Paducah Freeze Watch

Sunday – Sunny – High 55° / Sun Night – Partly Cloudy – Low 41°

Expect widespread freeze to occur on Sunday morning. However, temperatures should rebound nicely thanks to sunny skies and surface ridging. Highs should rebound into the low to mid 50s.

NAM Model Surface Pressure/Wind - Valid Sunday Afternoon - pivotalweather.com
NAM Model Surface Pressure/Wind – Valid Sunday Afternoon – pivotalweather.com

Partly cloudy skies will be possible overnight as lows drop back to the low 40s.

That should wrap up this forecast! Be sure to follow @MarshallCoWX for the latest Marshall County weather updates. Have a great and chilly Friday!

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