Turning Much Colder for for a Couple of Days

We are watching a low pressure system and strong cold front exit the region this evening. Ahead of the low, we saw a period of freezing drizzle and snow that caused slippery travel across much of the region. Behind this system will come punch number two… a blast of arctic air.

Look for clouds to continue tonight. Cold air will continue to slide into the region overnight. As this cold air moves in, it could produce a few passing flurries. The big story will be very cold temperatures. Look for lows in the single digits above and below zero. However, northwest wind at 10-20 mph will produce wind chills in the -5F to -20F range. Be sure to bundle up if you plan to be out overnight or tomorrow morning. In addition, many secondary roads are still icy from today’s drizzle and snow, so use caution and slow down you need to drive tonight.

The cold hangs on tomorrow and Wednesday. Highs will only be in the upper single digits to low-mid teens. Low temps Tuesday night will be in the single digits above and below zero, perhaps even around -10F far north. Wind chills will likely drop into the -10F to -20F range. We could see a few flurries tomorrow, with cold sunshine returning Wednesday.

Looking Ahead… It won’t be as cold Thursday through Saturday, but with the warmer air will come chances for periodic precipitation.

One disturbance will likely bring light snow on Thursday, especially during the afternoon and into Thursday night. Highs Thursday will be in the upper 20s. Slight chance for a light rain/snow mix on Friday with even warmer highs in the mid-upper 30s. Another chance of snow on Saturday with highs back around 30F.

Sunday looks cloudy and dry at this point, but colder. Highs look to be in the low-mid 20s, with lows in the low-mid teens. We’ll pick up a chance of light snow Monday as highs only manage the lower 20s. Dry weather returns next Tuesday.

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