Warming Up this Weekend, Then More Cold Air

February 28, 2014

After a brief bout with the cold, it seems this weekend is going to see more moderate temperatures, though it comes at the cost of getting some rain showers.

State Climatologist and Meteorologist Bill Murphey says the neutral pattern we are in really lets you see the full spectrum of weather in Georgia.

“Almost anything is fair game, and you have kind of seen that with the recent temperature swings and precipitation outbreaks too”, explained Murphey. “We’ve had winter precip, we’ve even had a quick bout with severe weather last weekend, so we’ve seen it all.”

He says we should see some heavier rains come in during the later parts of this weekend heading into Monday possibly.

Following that system however, Murphey says another cold shot of air can be expected, and with that a slight chance of wintry precipitation.

“We’re going to have to watch that one for the following weekend. It is about 180 hours out, but it looked like there is a slight chance of some phasing in with that system”, said Murphey. “I’m not going to mention anything yet, but if you get the phasing with the gulf moisture and the cold air is in place, you can figure what that results in.”

He says if the models hold true, then that would mostly just be an ice and sleet type of event and that snow would not be very likely.

Though at this point is way to early to know what’s going to happen, and Murphey says they are going to continue to watch the forecasts and weather models.