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DAVE MURRAYS LATEST FORECAST AND DISCO…NEW YEARS DAY…JANUARY 1, 2015!

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Dave Murray’s Latest STL forecast and weather disco…THURSDAY…JANUARY 1, 2015:

***HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE…A quiet weather day…as the arctic high slides away and a small storm system passes off to our south.. piece one of the southwest storm system.***

THURSDAY: NEW YEARS DAY

Partly sunny and cold…but not as cold
WINDS: Southwest 5-15 M.P.H.
HIGH: 37 DEGREES.

THURSDAY NIGHT:

Partly cloudy and cold
WINDS: West 5-10 M.P.H.
LOW: 28 DEGREES.

FRIDAY: NEW YEARS DAY

Mostly cloudy and cold
WINDS: South 5-10 M.P.H.
HIGH: 37 degrees

A light winters mix Friday night into early Saturday…light the key word…mainly rain Saturday…with a little light snow Saturday night…limited

THE WEATHER DISCO:

The large domw of arctic high pressure will slide to the east today…taking the real cold air with it…at the same time a small piece of the southwest low will scream out over Texas and the lower Mississippi valley…well to our south…ice in Texas…rain in the lower Mississippi valley…just some clouds for us…then the main low will start to lift out…not looking very impressive for us…but still a watcher at this stage of the game… a light mix of sleet, freezing rain and snow developing Friday night…maybe even late Friday night…into early Saturday morning…quickly kicking to all rain Saturday as temps get above freezing…temperatures during this whole event will be marginal at best for winter weather. Then as the system slides by to the east we may see a little light, limited snow Saturday night into early Sunday morning…then in with another large dome of arctic high pressure for Sunday, Monday and Tuesday…more cold high pressures behind that one. My only real weather concern is the shot of a strong ice storm…Saturday…north of a line from Quincy, Carlinville and Springfield…that will also cover Chicago…so if traveling to the north…lets stay up to date.

CHECK OUT ALL THE MAPS BELOW: CLICK ON LINKS…THEY WILL GIVE YOU A GREAT OVERVIEW OF THE WEATHER

SURFACE MAP:

http://www.nws.noaa.gov/outlook_tab.php

NATIONAL RADAR:

http://www.weather.gov/radar

SEVERE WEATHER:

http://www.spc.noaa.gov

PROG MAPS:

http://www.aviationweather.gov/adds/progs

SNOW MAPS:

http://www.nohrsc.noaa.gov/nsa