Thursday, March 17, 2016

Return of Snow Flurries this Weekend?

It's true!  Temperatures may be cold enough and there could be just enough moisture in the atmosphere to produce either a rain/snow mix or just plain 'ole light snow Friday night/Saturday morning and again Saturday night.  I guess Mother Nature wanted to give us one more bout of winter weather before the official start of spring on Sunday.

A slightly unsettled weather pattern sets in for the start of the weekend with weak low pressure moving into the western Great Lakes Friday night following a cool front during the afternoon.  Blocking high pressure in southern Canada will help reinforce the cooler air southward into Northern Illinois.  This will cause high temperatures Friday through Sunday, and even next Monday, to fall into the 40's.  You'll really feel the chill at night with overnight lows dropping back into the 20's.

With this cooler air mass, there is a chance for snow flurries to occur for the early start of the weekend.  I'm not anticipating this to be a major event, but it could be quite a shock following the more mild and spring-like weather we've had for the past couple of weeks.  Unfortunately, the cooler pattern may be sticking around through the end of March.

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