MILD FINISH: We finish the work week with a mild day today! Temperatures will climb into the middle and upper 40s with some spots approaching 50° by afternoon. Expect any early sun to be blocked by clouds from time to time later in the day.
As day turns to evening, a wave of energy will ride along a cold front that moves through during the day. This will be enough to bring some moisture to the Mid-state. So we’re expecting a brief period of ran changing to snow as temps drop. This looks very sporadic in nature and not very heavy for the most part. Since the ground will be so warm today, any snow that falls will have a tough time accumulating. Expect a bit of a slushy mess, mainly on the grassy areas. Highest amounts may be around an inch at best.
Overnight, any snow will taper early as temps fall to the upper 20s under cloudy skies
WEEKEND: The cold air behind the front settles in for the weekend. A few flakes may fly on Saturday, but otherwise expect a mainly cloudy day. Highs will be in the mid 30s. It’s colder Sunday as a coastal system strengthens as it moves into Newfoundland. This will keep some clouds with us and allow our winds to pick up, shoving come colder air into our region. Temps will be stuck in the upper 20s to near 30°, with it feeling much colder than that.
NEXT WEEK: Colder air moves out and mild air slips in. A ridge of high pressure clears the skies for Monday as temps make it into the upper 30s. We’ll make up for the cold weather on the weekend. A storm system develops and moves through Tuesday, bringing us rain during the day. The rain should taper before colder air settles in, but a few models want to turn it to some snow before ending. We’ll monitor it. Highs Tuesday top out in the low to mid 40s. We settle into the upper 30s with more clouds Wednesday and more sunshine for Thursday. Friday, another system looks to move in to bring us precipitation.
It’s Friday! Celebrate!