The wild weather we received Thursday doesn’t appear to be leaving the region anytime soon. The low pressure center steering all the moist and unstable air up into our area is nearly stationary, only shifting to the east slightly on Friday, and will continue its slow track eastward over the weekend, but won’t really be out of the picture until about Monday when we will finally start to dry out. As a result, scattered showers and thunderstorms will remain in the forecast through the weekend, with activity picking up more in the afternoon than in the morning, although Friday morning could still see a fair amount of storminess. Temperatures will linger in the 60s through Saturday before warming a bit into the low 70s in time for Mother’s Day Sunday.

Snow levels will hover around the 8,000’ elevation through Friday before rising to around 9,000’ by Saturday night. Temperatures will also climb well into the 70s as we begin the next work week, with the storminess moving off to the east along with the low pressure.