Saturday, January 2, 2010

Cold Forecast Discussion

My weather story revolves around the cold temperatures. This time last year we had temps well into the 70's, but 2010 has started with a significant cold air mass in the lower Mississippi River Valley. Today, high temps in the 40's will dominate the 7Day forecast.

Also, tonight's low temperature in the mid 20's will be the first of many nights below freezing. We could easily see temps in the upper teens a few times during the week.

The biggest story most people will be interested in will be the possible snow forecast on Thursday. A large cold front will drop into the Leaf River Valley thursday afternoon producing precipitation. Light rain will be the main emphasis ahead of the front, but the rain can easily change to light snow/flurries late in the night. My wording will keep with rain changing to flurries and light snow until something dramatically changes. Precipitation is likely but it's difficult to distinguish the timing of the rain/snow line at this point.

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