From Chief meteorologist Tony Petrarca…
The dry weather will into Saturday. A storm will develop acoss the Central Plains this weekend, eventually tracking into the Great Lakes by Sunday, We will be on the milder side of this system with mainly rain and not snow for Sunday. On the back side of the storm, winds will intensify with very strong gusts starting Sunday Night and into Monday
Storm over the southwest United States will intensify as it tracks into the Great Lakes by Sunday. It will draw in milder air, rain and wind for us on Sunday.
The Mississippi Valley, Northern Plains, And Upper Great Lakes will have a variety of severe weather with two distinct seasons on either side of the storm track…Winter and Spring. The purple and red colors are Winter Storm and Blizzard Warnings, while the yellow and brown contours across the southeast represents moderate risk of severe thunderstorms and isolated tornadoes. Southern New England not expecting this kind of severe weather, however by Sunday Night into Monday, a “High Wind Advisory/Warning” may be issued.
NATIONAL SEVERE WEATHER OUTLOOK THIS WEEKEND
SATURDAY AFTERNOON 3:00PM: Storm develops in Central Plains. We stay dry through early Saturday Night. Rain arrives around Midnight, it may start briefly as wet snow or sleet for an hour or two across northern suburbs with a quick change to all rain.
SUNDAY 7:00AM: Widespread rain, heavy at times likely Sunday morning into early afternoon, ending by evening. Very strong winds will arrive Sunday Night into Monday. Winds will gust 45-55 mph. High wind advisories and/or warnings may need to be posted.