March 4, 2011 - Soggy Weekend Ahead

By: Mallory Brooke
By: Mallory Brooke

It's a weekend to make a lot of "indoor" plans as rain keeps us clouded over and foggy for much of our first weekend of March.

After starting the week with severe weather, we're ending it on a soggy note. Though we'll have patches of sun and clouds through Friday, overcast skies move in tonight and keep the weekend rather gray.

An energized cold front will *slowly* make its way through the Valley later on Saturday. Steady rains approach the area around dinner time Saturday and will likely last with us through lunch time on Sunday. We can easily pick up an inch of rain in some areas with this round of rain.

The first half and last half of the weekends will be the best for anything outdoors. If you're itching to get out, the best chance is going to be before lunch on Saturday. Otherwise, you may need to carry the rain gear with you much of the time.

But there is good news! Yes, good news. Even though it may rain through the majority of our weekend, temperatures are going to be much warmer because of southerly winds. Highs on Saturday and Sunday will be in the mid 50's with overnight lows Friday near 40, and near 50 on Saturday night. Do I hear...sleeping with the window OPEN!? I think I may...I love the sound of rain.

Next week looks like more of the same for us - a bit of a rollercoaster ride with temperatures and another strong cold front coming through early Thursday. It's good to pick up the rain now before we get into our "hit or miss" thunderstorm season!

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