Buckle your seatbelt mother nature is taking us for a wild ride to begin March. A few showers will develop this evening and quickly move east. As the rain starts don’t be surprised if you see some sleet with temperatures still in the 40s. This will happen through a process called evaporative cooling. The dry air is responsible for that. No travel problems except for wet streets this evening. Behind the rain expect the south wind to start bringing in some higher humidity from the Gulf of Mexico. Overnight lows tonight will be in the middle to upper 30s.
Highs will be around 60 Saturday and climb closer to 70 Sunday afternoon. No significant rain is expected Saturday or Sunday. The rain will begin to fall late Sunday night into Monday morning ahead of a strong cold front. Rain could become heavy at times early Monday morning.
The forecast for Monday is challenging. The high temperatures will all be reached before 4am. Temperatures could drop below freezing shortly after the Noon hour and if moisture is still in place, we could see a period of freezing rain and sleet before mixing with some light snow. We will likely see more changes to the timing, the moisture and the strength of the cold air that will be moving in throughout the day on Monday. Stay tuned for more changes to this developing forecast.
Have a great weekend.
WAFF 48 Storm Team
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