Winter Isn’t Over Yet

The upper-air guidance from the GFS model shows a deep trough over the eastern US which will allow for Arctic air to spill in over the region Valentine's Day weekend.
The upper-air guidance from the GFS model shows a deep trough over the eastern US which will allow for Arctic air to spill in over the region Valentine’s Day weekend.

NOWCAST THROUGH LATE MORNING:
Cloudy with areas of patchy drizzle and flurries. Some icy spots possible early.
5am: 30° 6am: 29° 7am: 29° 8am: 30° 9am: 32° 10am: 34° 11am: 37°

SUNSHINE RETURNS:
After a dreary and colder Monday, low clouds should gradually give way to mostly sunny skies this afternoon. Afternoon readings will be warmer than Monday’s, topping out in the mid 40s. After a seasonably cold night, even warmer temperatures are in store for Wednesday. That’s when we’ll climb back into the mid 50s with southwest winds. Clouds will increase Wednesday evening as a disturbance approaches. It will turn breezy and colder late Wednesday night with lows falling into the mid to upper 20s.

TWO SHOTS OF COLD:
Arctic air comes roaring back to the region Thursday! Highs will struggle just to make the 20s with blustery northwest winds behind a cold front that will blast through early in the day. A few flurries may accompany the front’s passage. The air mass moderates just slightly Friday before a second, even colder shot of air arrives Saturday. Highs will be about 20° below average through Valentine’s Day weekend, only in the 20s to near 30°. Lows will plunge into the single digits Saturday night, with sub-zero wind chills also possible!

NEXT WEEK:
The unseasonably cold air remains Sunday as highs will struggle to get out of the upper 20s and lows dip back into the teens. However, a warmup begins on President’s Day (Monday) with more seasonable temperatures into the upcoming work week.

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TODAY:
Clouds & Drizzle, then Gradual Clearing…High 43, winds NE-5

TONIGHT:
Mainly Clear and Cold…Low 27, winds Calm

WEDNESDAY:
Mostly Sunny, Breezy and Warmer…High 55, winds SW-11

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