Forecast: Winter Cold Coming on Strong
The calendar says fall, but the coldest weather since late last February has arrived and appears to be going nowhere. We probably won't escape the 40s at least through the weekend (and possibly through much of next week) despite average highs in the mid 50s. This cold pattern is a dry one, with a Thursday night or Friday snow flurry the only possible precipitation through the weekend.
Partly sunny and cold. 37-41. Don't forget your gloves this morning, as most spots will be in the 20s when you get up and head out. By noon, sunny skies will help increase temperatures to the mid 30s . Then, some high clouds may move in during the afternoon capping high temperatures around 40 degrees. Winds from the northwest at 10-15 mph will make it feel at or below freezing much of the day.
Partly cloudy overnight with lows 26-31 (suburbs-city).
Keep reading for the forecast through the weekend.
Partly to mostly cloudy. Mid 40s. A cold front will roll through the region during the day. Some modestly milder air may leak into the area before the front passes, but with winds kicking up to 10-20 mph, it probably won't feel a lot warmer than the past two days.
Thursday night, the first of two weak disturbances will ripple through, possibly producing a snow flurry or two. Lows should fall to 25-29 (suburbs-city) under mostly cloudy skies.
Friday will probably be a lot like yesterday: very windy due to strong flow from the northwest at 15-25 mph with highs near 40. Sky conditions will likely alternate between periods of clouds and sun with the chance (20%) of a snow flurry or two. Friday night skies clear, with lows 20-26 (suburbs-city). Confidence: Medium
Cold high pressure builds in for the weekend. Saturday stands to be a mostly sunny but crisp day, with highs only in the upper 30s. On Sunday, the core of the cold should retreat northward, allowing temperatures to recover into the mid 40s under partly sunny skies. Confidence: Medium
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