Forecast: Sunny, blustery & cold weather arrives
Modest weekend snow potential; it may be rain
FORECAST IN DETAIL
Though most spots made it into the 50s yesterday, I have a feeling it's going to be a while before we see temperatures that mild again. A strong cold front pushed through the region last night, setting the stage for a zone of expansive high pressure building across the region over the coming days. We can expect much colder conditions, plenty of sunshine, and downright windy conditions through Saturday. Brrr. Eyes then turn to the potential for snow or a wintry mix again early Sunday.
Today: Very windy conditions will be the main weather story today. Despite plenty of sunshine, highs will struggle to reach 40, and westerly winds gusting to nearly 40mph, will make it feel downright frigid at times. Don't say you weren't warned. Confidence: High
Tonight: Clear skies will allow temperatures to drop quickly this evening, eventually reaching the upper teens across the coldest spots to the low-to-mid 20s downtown. Unfortunately, winds won't be in a hurry to slacken (remaining in the 15-25 mph range), so wind chill values cold drop to as low as 10 degrees. Confidence: High
Keep reading for the continued very winter-like forecast into the weekend...
Tomorrow (Friday): You know the drill, right? Blustery and cold. While the winds won't be quite as strong as they are today, they'll still persist in the 10-20 mph range which will make afternoon highs in the upper 30s feel a good ten degrees colder than that. Full winter garb is recommended. Confidence: High
Tomorrow Night: We hang onto clear skies Friday night, though winds should drop down to the close-to-negligible 5-10 mph range. Still, even without much in the way of wind, overnight lows from 20-25 will be plenty cold. Confidence: Medium-High
On Saturday I anticipate a lot of sun during at least the first half of the day, with afternoon highs in the low 40s. It is possible that clouds may begin to stream in from the south ahead of a possible developing area of low pressure by late in the day. Saturday night is a tricky call based on how events unfold, but I'll call for a 1 in 3 chance of light snow developing during the overnight hours, with lows in the upper 20s. Confidence: Medium
The forecast for Sunday is a pretty tricky one at this juncture. Please see the Snow Lover's Crystal Ball for more details. For now I'll call for mostly cloudy skies and a 50/50 chance of rain, snow, or a wintry mix, with highs probably 35-40. Nighttime lows, under mostly skies and a slight chance for precipitation, will probably drop to the low 30s. Confidence: Low
The outlook for back-to-work Monday is for partly sunny skies and temperatures remaining on the cool side: probably mid-40s for highs, with only a low chance for precipitation. Confidence: Medium
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