Rain chances Saturday evening, winter returns next week (1/27/23)
Winds finally have started to calm somewhat heading into Friday evening. A good portion of our coverage area was under a Wind Advisory for a time up until 6 p.m. and has since been allowed to expire. Winds could still play a factor tonight as gusts are possible up to 25 mph overnight into Saturday.
A decent breeze along with clear skies will make for a colder night as temperatures for most drop into the low to mid 30s.
Most of Saturday afternoon will remain quiet ahead of the next system. Rain chances start by Saturday evening, with the best chances coming just before and after midnight.
Small, light chances for rain happen just after 6 p.m. on Saturday, with more rain expected several hours later into the early hours of Sunday.
Widespread showers are more likely after midnight. By the time this system is said and done, most areas expecting to see less than a quarter of an inch from this system. Areas south right along the MO/KY/TN borders could see up to a half an inch in some cases.
It’ll be warm enough for rain this weekend, with highs in the 50s and upper 40s. But then temperatures drop down to the low and mid 30s for the majority of next week, making snow and freezing rain more likely. Any amount of ice is enough to cause an impact to commutes during the week, so stay up to date with the latest forecast as we get closer.
Meteorologist Jessica Blum
FOX 23 Storm Alert Team