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Weather Forecast: Mostly Sunny Today

Published On: Mar 07 2014 08:06:42 AM CST
Updated On: Mar 07 2014 10:37:26 AM CST

Valley afternoon highs will warm to low 70s today under mostly sunny skies.  Our next wet storm system moves in late Saturday night.

The leading edge of the rain may arrive as soon as Saturday night and lasting through the day on Sunday.  We’re also reaching that time of year that when a cold front moves through we can’t rule out the chance for isolated thunderstorms as well.  There may be a few lingering showers on Monday but the main storm will move through on Sunday.

Forecasted sounding are showing fairly high snow levels, over 8,000 ft with initial precipitation.  Snow levels will slowly drop throughout the day Sunday but still around 7,000 ft. As the cold front swings through Monday morning, snow will drop to below 5,000 ft but most of the moisture will have already moved southeast by then.

High pressure builds back over the Northstate through most of next week keeping us under mostly sunny skies with dry conditions.  A look at the long range forecast models doesn’t look all that promising for much more rain in the next two weeks.  We can only hope this will change in the next few model runs.