Here it comes:
At almost 9 am – it is 40 degrees. Mother Nature looks as if she is not willing to wait until late tonight or early tomorrow morning to wait to rain down on us, but then, I worked until late last night, and didn’t see the weather report. So, this morning I go to the NOAA forcast discussion.
“LIGHT RAIN SHOULD BEGIN IN THE NORTH BAY COUNTIES BY MID AFTERNOON. THE MODELS AGREE QUITE WELL ON THE BOTH THE TIMING AND PROJECTED RAINFALL AMOUNTS WITH THIS SYSTEM. RAIN IS FORECAST TO SPREAD SOUTH THROUGH MOST OF THE FORECAST AREA DURING THE LATE AFTERNOON AND EVENING HOURS. THIS SYSTEM SHOULD HAVE MORE MOISTURE TO WORK WITH THAN THE ONE THAT MOVED THROUGH ON THURSDAY AND THURSDAY NIGHT. THE NAM…GFS…AND ECMWF ALL FORECAST RAIN AMOUNTS MOSTLY IN THE TENTH TO A HALF INCH RANGE FROM LATE TODAY THROUGH SUNDAY. WOULDN`T BE SURPRISED TO SEE AMOUNTS OF GREATER THAN A HALF INCH IN SOME OF THE WETTER LOCATIONS GIVEN THAT AMSU PRECIPITABLE WATER DATA CURRENTLY SHOWS A NARROW PLUME OF NEARLY ONE INCH PWS FLOWING ALONG 40N AND INTO THE APPROACHING SYSTEM. THE COLD FRONTAL RAIN BAND WILL BE THROUGH MOST OF THE AREA BY MIDNIGHT TONIGHT. SCATTERED SHOWERS WILL THEN OCCUR IN THE COLD AND UNSTABLE POST-FRONTAL AIRMASS LATE TONIGHT INTO SUNDAY. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS ARE NOT OUT OF THE QUESTION TONIGHT.”
Okay, I’ve a full day of work ahead, a pot of 15 bean soup already set to simmering all day, and the rain coming so need to make sure all prior preparations are still in effect. That’s my Saturday. Hope yours is great, wherever you are.