A Dense Fog Advisory has been issued across the region until 10 AM. Fog will restrict visibility this morning so be sure to be mindful of that in the morning commute.
Temperatures are currently in the upper 30s, so there shouldn’t be any slick spots to worry about in the morning commute. With the thick fog in place, some drizzle will be possible throughout the day. Highs should top out around 46°. Temperatures should rise through the overnight hours as well.
Major Warmth Headed Our Way
Fog will once again be an issue overnight and into Wednesday morning. Broad southeast flow will bring warm air into the region on Wednesday, resulting in high temperatures right around 60°. The return of warmth also means the return of moisture, thus spotty showers will be possible from time to time.
With cloudy skies remaining in place, strong southeast flow, and a few showers remaining possible, temperatures will remain mild on Wednesday night, sticking to the mid to upper 50s.
A cold front will approach the region on Thursday. Temperatures ahead of the front will likely warm into the low 60s. However, isolated showers will be likely throughout the day before widespread showers move in during the afternoon. I love when a forecast brings welcome news!
This will be quite a strong cold front. Thus, temperatures will drop quickly Thursday night and into Friday morning. The latest NAM model suggests 9 PM temperatures will be around 55°, but will drop to around 27° by 3 AM.
Winter Storm Potential
This rapid drop in temperature may lead to a quick change from rain to winter precipitation. I’m beginning to get more confident that accumulations of some sort of wintry precipitation is likely Friday morning. This could be a mix of freezing rain, sleet, and snow. This is by far the best chance we’ve seen this year of a winter storm.
We should know more about the potential winter storm later today. That should wrap up this forecast for now. Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a wonderful day!
-Meteorologist Jacob Wilkins