Update to below: New guidance this morning leaning towards some snow Saturday, beginning as rain early. Warm ground temps though. New post on this coming tomorrow morning.
Following up on my previous blog post, the weekend shot of cold air is still on target. As mentioned before, I had doubts about any meaningful wintry precip from a brush with offshore coastal low Saturday, and if anything the projected system seems to be trending a bit warmer.
A closer-to-the-coast track of this quick moving system would also be associated with a lagging of the colder air to our west. So, assuming we do receive some moisture, it will most likely fall as plain old rain, at least during the early stage. There could still be a changeover to wintry mix before ending, but this remains a very tough call. I’ll let you know if any changes are in the works.
*by Jim Duncan