Later on tonight will be another story! we will go from the nice blue skies we seen yesterday to some rain. However I think the rain will hold off until after midnight! So I would not cancel any plans you may have today. Here is a quick map I put together below to show you what we can expect for Wednesday.That's right we see that rainy mess with some snow flurries to snow showers on the back side after the cold front pushes through. Rainfall is something we will have to watch closely as I currently have us seeing closer to the half inch mark however if this storm track moves more north then what some of the models show then we could see closer to an inch of rain. With the rivers still being around 14.72ft which is still a good three feet above flood stage we don't want that much rain but for now I think we will stay below an inch. We are expected to be closer to 13.9ft by 7:pm this evening but that is still a good two feet above flood stage which is at 11.0ft. So we will keep watching this system closely through out the day today and keep you posted as needed.
Now for snowfall amounts on the back side I think the heaviest snow would stay to the north of Lafayette this time around but we could still pick up a quick inch possible. We will hold off the chance for a slightly bigger snow for the weekend. Which is when that next Alberta clipper will work it;s way down to us and currently looks like another 2" to 4" inches possible. I will keep you posted on that as well. After this cold front pushes through our area our high temperatures are going to fall once again to the 20s so we should all run out and grab some cocoa! :-) But don't fear for long as I do see us getting warmer again after the weekend. So enjoy the 40s while you can today and tomorrow before we drop again!
So for today we will start out with Partly cloudy skies and a high of around 41* degrees then as the day goes we will see the clouds start to move into our area and a low around 25* degrees. Then look for the rain to start sometime closer to 1:am. We will see some breezy winds between 10 and 15 mph with a few gusts to 25 mph. Wednesday we can look for wind gusts to around 30 mph. Yes more breezy winds are back in our forecast! good news is it will be nothing like last week!