Fast Moving Front

April 10, 2013

I woke up to totally dry outside about 20 minutes ago here on the east side of town but here comes the rain.  The radar loop at 10am shows a cold front just flying across the metro area.  The leading edge of the rain is already to the east side of town.

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The good news is that it’s a narrow band of steady rain, thus mainly dry this afternoon.  It should be a breezy and refreshing afternoon with lots of sunbreaks.

Back to dry weather for Thursday and Friday, then cold showers are still on tap for the weekend.  Although the weekend doesn’t look excessively wet, it’ll be chilly with snow down to around 2,000′ Saturday and especially Sunday mornings.

Here is the 00z ECMWF ensemble chart.  Some debate among models whether we warm up after Monday or not; the last run of the ECMWF (this one) prolongs the chilly temps a bit longer next week:

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Chief Meteorologist Mark Nelsen