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Issued: 12am on Thursday, January 1st 1970

Technical Forecast Discussion

Short term (Sunday 1/13 through Tuesday 1/15)

Upper level flow is rather disorganized on Sunday. Troughing is visible well to the north, with zonal flow right below the region. At the mid levels there is a weak shortwave trough visible over the region. This is due to the low pressure system tat moves through on Saturday. This and available moisture will allow for isolated snow showers and cloud cover to continue through late Sunday. Disorganized ridiging arrives on Monday that will promote some high pressure in and around the region. A narrow band of moisture associated with troughing up north will be responsible for some clouds staying in the region as the forecast period progresses. A developing system will likely head into our region from the Plains on Wednesday.

Long term (Wednesday 1/16 through Saturday 1/19)

Upper level troughing looks to deepening as the cold front moves through the region. Models show that moisture won’t be available until around the first half of Thursday. The system itself is likely to pass through the region late Wednesday/early Thursday, so it’s not clear how much precipitation could be possible for Wednesday, but it will likely be snow. Another system approaches Thursday as low pressure moves down from central Canada. This system will bring moisture with it as well absorb some from the previous system making for a likely chance of rain showers Thursday. Precipitation will continue through Friday and a low pressure system from Colorado will move in Saturday. With models currently showing he region in the northwest sector, chances for snowfall are possible on Saturday unless system motion changes significantly in the future.