A chilly Friday
Widespread frost/light freeze tonight
Warming trend begins by Saturday afternoon
Meteorologist Mark’s Vlog in a Flash
Daily Forecast Summary
Today: Gradual clearing, with most of the day being partly to mostly sunny. Frost overnight.
Saturday: Morning frost, followed by mostly sunny skies. A pleasant afternoon.
Sunday: Warmer and mostly sunny.
Monday – Thursday: Partly cloudy to mostly sunny each day.
Meteorologist Mark’s Severe Wx Concern
A stable airmass will keep us storm-free.
Widespread frost is likely overnight. Some areas could even see light freeze conditions.
Scattered frost is possible for the coldest areas Saturday night.
On This Day in Wx History
1989 – Heavy snow blanketed the foothills of Colorado. Up to three inches was reported around Denver. Echo Lake was buried under nineteen inches of snow!
Yesterday’s National Temperature Extremes
High: 109° at Palm Springs, California
Low: 9° at Daniel, Wyoming
It looks like we’re about to have another named storm out in the Atlantic. It’s unclear how/if this will affect the US in the coming week. Another area to monitor in the Caribbean could eventually swing into the Gulf and cause the Gulf Coast some problems, but there is a high amount of uncertainty with that forecast. An active hurricane season may end on a busy note!
Today’s National Wx Hazards
A strong cold front will cause unsettled weather in the eastern US today, while snowflakes fly across the Upper Midwest and northern plains behind this front.
Tomorrow’s National Wx Hazards
Accumulating snowfall is possible across the northern plains. A wildfire danger can be found across eastern New Mexico. All in all, widespread hazardous weather is not expected across the nation.
8 – 14 Day Outlook
Very unseasonably cold weather is expected for the northern plains in this period. A trough in the eastern US may lead to increased rainfall and that rain will be chilly! With this type of pattern, snow may be falling across the northern plains in this timeframe.
I shot this photo yesterday evening, as a cold front was approaching the plateau from the west.
I shared this on Facebook last evening but it’s worthy of a share here. An AMAZING shot of the International Space Station transiting the moon during daylight! Andrew McCarthy (@AJamesMcCarthy) writes, “Yesterday morning (Wednesday) I captured an incredibly brief and rare event, the ISS transiting the 4% illuminated moon during the daytime.” What an amazing shot!!!