Winter-Like Temps Return Tonight
Below Zero Wind Chills Likely
Good evening. We are watching a rather potent cold front passing through the region this evening. This front brought a dusting of light snow to many areas this afternoon. As we head into this evening, look for the snow to end and skies to clear out. It will turn sharply colder behind the front tonight. Look for lows in the single digits above and below zero. Northwest winds at 10-15 mph will produce wind chills in the -5 to -20 range late tonight into tomorrow morning. This is sharply colder air than what we’ve been used to, so if you have to be out tonight and tomorrow morning be sure to dress for the cold.
As we head into tomorrow, look for a sunny start As the day progresses you’ll notice clouds beginning to increase from west to east. These clouds are ahead of our next storm system that will arrive Thursday. It will be a chilly day as highs only manage the teens to near 20.
Clouds will then hang around tomorrow night. Breezy southeast winds will bring milder temperatures into the region. As a result, overnight temperatures will only drop a few degrees In fact, they may even rise as we head into the overnight.
That next storm system arrives Thursday and will bring a chance of a wintry mix during the morning. As warmer air arrives, look for any mixed precip to change to rain. It will be unseasonably mild as highs make a run for the upper 30s to middle 40s.
Looking ahead… expect a colder and more active period. Highs will top out in the 20s to near 30 with lows in the teens. Periodic systems will bring intermittent chances for mainly light snow. The highest snow chances look to be focused around next Tuesday and Wednesday, where some snow accumulations are possible. Of course, this is a long way out and lots of things can change between now and then, so stay tuned.