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Wet & Breezy Weather Possible This Weekend

15 February 2017   Dr. Curtis James
Could have rain showers this weekend, snow not likely. 

Mild weather with variable high clouds is expected now through Thursday, but then high pressure will give way to a low pressure system will cut off from the jet stream and move slowly from west to east through northern Mexico this Friday – Sunday. Even though most of the dynamical lifting associated with the low will occur south of our area, there will be plenty of moist, southerly to southeasterly flow into Northern Arizona. It is therefore anticipated that we will have mostly cloudy skies, breezes and scattered light rain showers Friday – Saturday afternoon, with periods of light – moderate rain expected Saturday afternoon – Sunday afternoon, then tapering off Sunday night to Monday. Total precipitation amounts with this system appear to be around 0.75”. Snow levels will likely range between 6,200’-7,200’ throughout the weekend, so I would expect rain to be the prevalent precipitation type in the Prescott area.  

There is the potential for more wet weather late next week, but still lots of uncertainty. More details next week…

C. James


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