Thursday Night Special Update Issued December 7, 2023
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Multiple Hazards to be Aware of
Strong Winds Friday Night Through Sunday
Strong Storms and Heavy Rainfall Possible Saturday Night (Main threat 9:00 pm – 3:00 a.m.)
Light Accumulation of Snowfall Possible Sunday (timing uncertain)
MM’s 5-Day Forecast
A Very Active Weekend of Weather Ahead
Friday continues to look like the calm before the storm. Saturday looks like a windy day with scattered showers, with heavier rain, stronger winds, and thunderstorms moving in during the night. As the colder air rushes in around midday Sunday, the rain could change to some light snow. The new work week looks to start out sunny.
Weekend Jetstream Forecast
Jet streams are relatively narrow bands of strong wind in the upper levels (~30,000 feet) of the atmosphere. Jet streams follow the boundaries between hot and cold air. Brighter reds/purples/whites indicate faster winds. The map begins this morning at 6:00 and moves in six-hour increments.
A very active jet stream is forecast for the weekend, which will lead a lot of active weather across the U.S.
Drought & Rainfall
Interestingly, some of the heaviest rainfall over the next week will fall on areas where the drought is the harshest.
Forecast rainfall over the next seven days is seen below.
This week’s latest drought update is seen below.