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Weekend Changes

19 Feb 2010, 11:40 am

As the week concludes, many places around the country will be experiencing a shift in their weather pattern.  And for many places it won’t be a change for the better.  Starting off with the Southwest:  After a week of above normal temperatures and an abundance of sunshine, a weather system moving out of the Pacific will be not only bring more clouds, rain, and higher elevation snow, but also much cooler temperatures.  In fact, the highs tomorrow in Phoenix and Southern California will be about 10 to 12 degrees cooler tomorrow than they will be today. 

Forecast Highs Departure from Normal

The southwest isn’t the only place where folks have been enjoying sunny skies this week.  An area of high pressure planted over the Midwest brought a streak of days packed with sunshine this week.  A system moving out of the Rockies will be bringing an end to that pattern as well, just in time for the weekend.  This system has already brought a messy, slushy mix to Kansas City.  Here is a look at the scene in Kansas City this morning:   

Kansas City

The pacific Northwest has been enjoying the effects of high pressure for the past several days.  That has brought clearer conditions to the Olympic games but temperatures are a little warmer than ideal.   We may actually see highs in the 50s today in the metro area of Vancouver today.  This pattern will continue through the weekend.

Hope you have a great weekend (even if you are in on those places where the weather will be taking a turn for the worse)!