Colder air will be in over the state for the balance of the week. The coldest air of this incoming air mass will be here today through Friday. We look for temps to be below normal through that period, even with good sunshine. We should be precipitation free through Saturday.
Our next weather system looks stronger for late this weekend into early Monday. It also looks to spread farther south. We are adding clouds over the entire state for Sunday afternoon, and will put rain coverage at 80% from late Sunday afternoon into early Monday. Rain totals can be from .05”-.4”. This looks to be a much better rain producer for the region, but precipitation will be rain; we have no concern about snow at this point. The map above shows the precipitation set up near midnight Sunday night.
Behind that system, we swing back to drier weather for the balance of Monday and Tuesday. Sunshine will be back for those days and winds will likely turn to the south, meaning we should see a bump in temps closer to Wednesday. That will coincide with the next chance of rain and potentially still the best chance of rain in the next 10 days. A nice front moves in for Wednesday, with rains of .1”-.5” over 90% of the state. This system has shifted a bit farther south and will not play favorites with the region. Our best rains likely are from later Wednesday midday and afternoon into early Thursday.
The extended period looks less active this morning, and we may not see another strong system until closer to thanksgiving, where new projections hint at a half to 1.5” rain maker the day ahead of and the day of Thanksgiving.