A showery but warmer weekend ahead
Showers for Thursday night into Friday
A cold front approaches the region Thursday night, which will bring some light shower activity to the area. By daylight Friday morning, the front will stall briefly before departing on its way through the coast, leaving a few isolated showers in its wake by Friday afternoon.
Another round on Saturday
Northern areas may see a few flakes and a touch of sleet from the warm front moving into the region, but for the rest of the region, this is a rain shower event. Southern areas may see some pokes of sun Saturday afternoon. If the sun can stay out for any amount of time, it could send temperatures into the 60s away from the shorelines.
A long wave cold front works through the region on Sunday, starting off as rain everywhere, then changing to snow in the north and mountains Sunday afternoon. The front clears the region by the wee hours of Monday, and will give the area a dry but breezy start to the week.
Continued concerns for potential flooding
The bulk of the precipitation falls on Sunday. For the shorelines and coastal interior, that appears to be rain. Moving northward into the mountains and into The County, there are some questions for potential snow on the backside of the front. The best chance for flakes will be for the roof top and higher elevations of the mountains. Time will tell if this could be a plowable event up north.
As far as any potential flooding from the rivers, stay tuned.
Regional outlook through Tuesday
The next storm to watch appears to form in the Gulf of Mexico late weekend and venture northeast the start of next week. Whether or not the region sees anything from that besides some clouds and breeze will depend on the position and movement of high pressure that moves into the region Monday. It will be that storm which could bring the region one more snow event before folks can think about putting the shovels away.
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