Saturday's First Warning Forecast: Dry today, rainy tomorrow

Jan 27, 2018, 16:52
Saturday's First Warning Forecast: Dry today, rainy tomorrow

Clouds will be increasing across the Midlands on Thursday in advance of the next weather system.

Run but overall the greatest chance of rain is during the afternoon and overnight hours. This is somewhat ironic since Friday is climatologically the coldest day of the year.

The cold air is nearly out of the eastern U.S. It is already a few degrees warmer Friday morning compared to Thursday. We will be keeping a close eye on this system.

A lot of sunshine today with high pressure sitting to the southeast.

There is some forecast guidance that suggests colder weather will return to the central early February.

Saturday's First Warning Forecast: Dry today, rainy tomorrow

Cooler air will filter in on Monday as an upper level low dives south. It will certainly feel a little more comfortable to be out and about later today. The fog will begin to dissipate by late morning, and the rest of the day will be partly cloudy. Rain will be on the way out Sunday evening, and we're back to dry conditions to start next week. Look for a strong south wind of 15 to 20 miles per hour.

Showers will increase from west to east on Saturday as gusty winds continue.

The sky will be cloudy over the weekend with a few periods of rain; the most widespread rain for the northern half of the state will come tomorrow afternoon through Sunday morning.

Rainfall totals by Sunday morning will likely be less than a quarter of an inch.

Even though a few light rain showers or sprinkles will be possible Friday, the rain chances won't start to pick up until the evening. At this point, it appears any real precipitation with this feature will stay offshore but perhaps some of it is able to clip southern New Jersey.