The 20s and 30s we woke up to this morning will be replaced by unseasonably mild temperatures. Most areas will break into the lower 50s today, with mainly sunny skies in the mix, as well. The southerly winds that will help usher in those warmer temperatures will be a little bit on the breezy side, with possible gusts up to 20 mph at times.
Enjoy the mild temperatures while you can because our temperatures will plummet, starting tomorrow. Cold northerly winds will usher in an Arctic chill for the middle of the week. Highs will go from the 50s today, to the 30s tomorrow, down to the 20s Wednesday through Friday. However, it will feel even colder than that outside because of the wind chill. Throughout the day on Wednesday, it will feel as if its in the teens outside, nearing single digit levels by nightfall. The coldest punch to the air will be felt Thursday morning with subzero wind chill values anticipated in spots, particularly in our northwestern counties. However, our temperatures will start to rebound back into the 30s and maybe even the 40s, just in time for the weekend.
Those bitterly cold temperatures will go along with the possibility of some light snow. The chance of snow has shifted to primarily be on Wednesday, but we could see some flurries start late Tuesday night. Snow showers are expected throughout the day on Wednesday, including the morning commute. Accumulations look to be light, with the entire region expected to see anywhere from just a dusting of snow, up to 2 inches. There could be pockets of greater snowfall closer to 3 or 4 inches, but where that localized area of higher amounts could set up is still uncertain. We’ll continue to fine tune this forecast leading up to Wednesday!