What a difference a day makes huh? From 74 Saturday afternoon to temperatures holding in the upper 30s Sunday morning with rain! Wind chill values are in the teens up north with areas of light sleet and freezing rain. The battle was waged in the atmosphere late Saturday and winter won. The good news, as we thought, the severe potential was indeed low and at this time, I still have not heard of any tornado damage. The National Weather Service survey team will examine a few areas in Polk and Montgomery counties where radar did show strong rotation. However, if something did touch down, it was likely in a remote forested area. I'll let you know if they find anything and I'll post it on facebook and twitter.
Here are the model maps below from the North American Model (NAM)
|At this time, the NAM is forecasting temperatures to stay ABOVE freezing. So this would be a cold rain. I'll continue to monitor it for you.|
Now it's time for the video discussion dealing with a possible late week system and a bigger intrusion of arctic air even further into the long range.