Teachman’s Take: Rain & Warming Temps Through The Holiday Weekend

***  Record Setting Rain Likely On Christmas Day  ***

Temps have been knocked back slightly due to yesterday’s cold front.  After a chilly start in the 20s, we will be in the upper 30s and lower 40s by afternoon.  Clouds will increase during the day which is the sign of our next storm system–the first of two–that will affect us through Christmas.


Looks like spotty areas of light snow and/or drizzle/freezing drizzle will develop between 4 AM and 9 AM Friday.  There are signs that the atmosphere will have a hard time moistening up in the lower levels early on in the day.  This is good for travelers because that could limit slick spots in the AM.  The amount of treatment on the roads right now will also help the initial wave of precip. This system is one to watch because temps will be in the upper 20 and lower 30s.


Shortly after sunrise, everything becomes all liquid as the storm races northeast.


The rain should start to taper by the evening commute.

Sprinkles are possible on Saturday followed by showers and thunderstorms on Sunday.  Looks like we could break a rainfall record this day.  The atmosphere will be slightly unstable — I can’t rule out a few stronger wind gusts as a line of storms moves through late in the afternoon and early evening.  If it was spring, we would have a significant severe weather outbreak across the Plains.


Take care,



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