Cold Until Sunday

Snow showers and flurries moved through the region last night, as expected. This actually helped keep temperatures slightly warmer than forecast as lows dropped to around 12° last night at 11:30 PM. Temperatures as of 5:45 AM are around 16°. At least it’s not single digits!

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Overall, another day below freezing is expected. Afternoon temperatures will likely warm to around 28° under partly cloudy skies. High pressure will continue to push cold air in from the north, while our next weather maker organizes southwest of the region.

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I’m expecting lows to drop back into the single digits overnight under mostly clear skies. Lows will drop to around 9°.

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Saturday will bring mostly sunny skies to the region, but temperatures should remain cold. Highs may actually be a couple degrees less than today! I’m expecting a high right around 27°. The NAM says we top out at 26°!

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Southeast flow is expected to develop Saturday night as the high pressure system moves to the east of the region. This will bring an increase in clouds and leave lows right around 20°.

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Rain will enter the forecast on Sunday. There remain some questions regarding precipitation type of the rain on Sunday. I think there’s a decent chance we warm into the mid 30s, leaving us with a rain event. Though, if surface temperatures don’t make it up above freezing, we’ll be dealing with a freezing rain event. Here are the thoughts from the National Weather Service:

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I’ll keep an eye on the Sunday system and will let you know if anything changes. For now, that should wrap up this forecast. Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a great day!

-Meteorologist Jacob Wilkins

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