Periods of rain today and breezy

Published: Mar. 16, 2023 at 6:13 AM CDT|Updated: Mar. 16, 2023 at 10:58 AM CDT
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QUINCY (WGEM) - Our weather setup for today: a low pressure is to our southwest while an area of high pressure sits to our east.

Today will be a breezy day. As the aforementioned low and high pressure systems continue to get closer together, winds will gradually pickup in speed. Sustained winds of 10 - 15 mph and gusts of 30 to 38 mph are expected. With these winds out of the south though, we will have another unseasonably warm day. Highs will be in the mid to upper 50s, depending on where you live in the Tri-States.

Rain Forecast: We have had scattered to numerous light rain showers so far today. The light rain showers will continue on and off again through the rest of the afternoon. As the low pressure to our west rapidly moves northeast, it will bring a cold front through the region this evening. As this front approaches, it will bring us a more continuous, nearly widespread rain. After the front passes this evening, temperatures will start to drop fairly quickly. As the rain starts to end tonight, it could end with a brief period of snow or sleet. As drier air starts to move in too though, our precipitation will come to an end swiftly. That would mean the snowflakes/sleet would not last long and there would be no impact. As for rainfall totals, we are looking to get 0.25″ to 0.5″.

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