A Couple of Cooler Days Ahead
Warming Up for the Weekend
Published Tuesday, February 25th at 6:45 PM
Today’s High: 36F/Tonight’s Forecast Low: 21F
Good evening… it was a cloudy and somewhat breezy day across the region. We continue to watch two storm system to our south. They will eventually merge into one system over the eastern Great Lakes and form potent storm system for the northeastern U.S. The only thing we’ll see from these systems are clouds and cooler temperatures as the storm draws colder air across the area.
For tonight, look for clouds to continue. We are just beginning to feel the colder air moving into the area behind this system. As a result, look for lows in the teens to lower 20s. We could even see a stray flurry or two at times tonight.
Clouds will be the rule tomorrow as north winds continue to bring colder air southward. As a result, look for highs to be a bit colder than today. They will top out in the middle 20s to lower 30s.
Looking ahead… expect mainly quiet, but chilly weather for the rest of the week. Afternoon highs will top out in the 20s to near 30 and lows will bottom out in the single digits and teens. We should start to see a bit more sunshine by Thursday, with Friday looking mostly sunny.
As we head into the weekend, look for the upper air pattern to become more west to east oriented… or zonal. This should bring warmer air from the Pacific Ocean into the area. As a result, highs will warm into the middle 30s Saturday, then rocket well into the 40s for much of the area Sunday through Wednesday. This warmer air will lead to partly cloudy skies Saturday and Sunday. Of course, warmer air this time of year often leads to a chance of precipitation. We will pick up a chance of mainly light rain showers by Monday afternoon. The rain will then mix with snow Monday night into Tuesday morning before transitioning back to rain Tuesday afternoon. We repeat the cycle Tuesday night into Wednesday. I fully expect those precip chances to change quite a bit over the next few days as the major computer models are all over the place with their data. They will tighten up over the next three to four days, so stay tuned!
Have a great night… and think sunshine! –WKBT Cory Malles