Wintry System to Impact Us Mid-Week

Good morning to you! Did you watch the Sunday football game? We did! (Who dey!) In today’s post, we will take a look at the system that will impact us mid-week as well as the quiet weather that is to follow!

Bengals fans today…(GIPHY)

Dry Start to Our Week

(Outlook for Monday and Tuesday)

For the start of our week, the forecast will remain uneventful with the presence of high pressure. This will call for clear skies and dry conditions, allowing for temperatures to be on the rise. What a great way to start the week!

If you’re an early riser, beware of below freezing wind chills and be sure to bundle up before heading out! Other than that, temperatures on Monday will reach the mid-40’s, then bottom out around the freezing mark by nightfall. Tuesday will be even warmer, with a high around the 60 degree mark and a low close to the mid-40’s.

Wet Mid-Week

(Outlook for Wednesday and Thursday)

At the mid-week mark, a low pressure system over Canada will propagate eastward, sweeping a cold front through the eastern part of the country. Expect widespread showers for the entirety of Wednesday. As of now, widespread precipitation on Thursday looks to start out as rain, then transition to a wintry mix by the evening and into the overnight hours.

Projected precipitation for the entirety of Thursday (Pivotal Weather)

Whether or not the rain transitions into a freezing rain or a wintry mix will depend on how low the temperatures drop Thursday evening. As of now, we anticipate below freezing temperatures to influence wintry precipitation, but this may change. Stay updated on this by following us on Twitter (@wxornotBG).

Regardless, our main threat with this system will be slick roadways from precipitation accumulation. Plan now to give yourself extra time to get to your workplace for the mornings. Drive slowly and with caution.

Quiet End to Our Week

(Outlook for Friday, Saturday, and Sunday)

By Friday, clouds will linger in our sky behind the system that brought us precipitation, but we will stay dry. In fact, this dry spell will take us into the weekend (and even next week, but more on that in the section below).

Predicted surface map for Saturday morning (Weather Prediction Center)

Again, temperatures will be on the rise. For Friday, the high will be around the lower 30’s; Saturday will be in the lower 40’s; and Sunday will be in the upper 40’s. As for low’s, Friday’s will be just below the 20 degree mark; Saturday in the mid-20’s; and Sunday in the upper 20’s. Brrr!

Taking a Look at Next Week

(Outlook for the Upcoming Week)

Next week, the Climate Prediction Center predicts that temperatures will be slightly below average and precipitation will be slightly below normal. Yet another chilly week ahead, so it seems!

Outlook for temperature probability (Climate Prediction Center)

That’s all for today! We hope that you have a wonderful start to the week! For more, follow us at @wxornotBG on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram!