Warmer Air on the Way
A Nice Weekend in Store for the Area
Published: Thursday, February 20th, 2020
Today’s High: 18F/Tonight’s Forecast Low: 6F
Good evening… high pressure, which is responsible for our latest cold spell, will slowly track east of the area tonight. This will allow winds on the back side of the high to turn from the south. This will finally allow warmer air to begin to return to the region. We’ll still see one more cold night with lows ranging from the single digits below zero to near 10 above. The exception will be in our “cold country,” where lows will once again fall into to the teens below zero. Readings should steady off or even rise late tonight.
Friday will be much warmer as highs rise into the middle and upper 30s. However, south to southwest winds gusting to 30 mph will make it feel colder. Don’t forget your sunglasses as we are expecting more sunshine.
Looking ahead… we will be able to lose a couple of layers of clothes, but keep the sunglasses as we head through the weekend. Look for sunny skies and highs in the middle 30s to lower 40s Saturday under sunny skies. We will see a mix of sun and clouds Sunday as highs top out in the upper 30s to middle 40s.
We will watch a storm system track into the mid-section of country Monday. The track of this system is still in question, but there is a chance it could bring rain and snow Monday into Tuesday and mainly snow Tuesday night into Wednesday. Should this system track farther north we would see higher chances of precipitation. If it tracks farther south we would see little, if any, precipitation. As always, if you have travel plans early next week, be sure to check later forecasts.
The rest of next week looks dry.
Temperatures will start out in the middle 30s to lower 40s Monday, then cool into the 30s Tuesday. By Wednesday, another round of colder air will invade the area for the last half of the week. As a result, look for highs to fall back into the 20s, with lows in the single digits and teens.
Have a great night! –WKBT Cory Malles