Back to the cold!

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Despite plenty of sunshine Monday, it’s another unseasonably cold day with highs in the middle to upper 30s.

 

 

UNSEASONABLE COLD IS BACK

Spring may have begun during the end of last week, but winter is not ready to leave just yet. Unseasonable cold settles in for the overnight period once clouds clear during the evening hours. Low temperatures fall into the upper teens to middle twenties! That’s 10+ degrees below seasonable averages! Plenty of sunshine begins the workweek on Monday, but it does little to warm the region. High temperatures are contained to the 30s. A few places might be able to crack the 40 degree mark, but that does not look too widespread.

 

 

YET ANOTHER SNOW CHANCE!

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Based on current model data, here’s a breakdown of snowfall chances across the region. At this time, it appears a minor to light snowfall event at best. Keep in mind, a westerly shift in track could make the heavier amounts more likely.

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An weakening inland low and a strengthening coastal storm bring the chance for some snow Tuesday through Tuesday night.

A coastal storm is likely Tuesday, but right now, the computer models still keep it out to sea. This means we could get clipped by some light snow accumulations during the daytime as an inland low pressure system passing through transfers energy to the coastal low and weakens, on the order of a couple inches. Since the sun angle is as strong in March as it is in September, it will have difficulty sticking unless on grassy and colder surfaces during the day. Winds will also be out of the south/southeast as opposed to the north or northeast, so we’ll also have to watch for some mixing with wet flakes or even rain drops if temperatures rise enough above freezing. We’ll continue to monitor this, because any changes in track over the next 24 hours could shift the snow west or east. Check for updates. Wednesday, colder air is reinforced, keeping temperatures in the 30s despite a return to some sunshine.

 

 

WARMING UP AGAIN

The spring temperature swings continue. A milder flow begins to establish itself Thursday, warming temperatures into the upper 40s! The warming continues through Saturday, with temperatures warming into the 50s and 60s once again. We’ll have to contend with some rain showers too; our next storm system brings a chance for showers late in the day Friday, lasting through Saturday. Sunday looks to dry out, with a return to below average temperatures.

 

 

Have a great week!

-Andrea Michaels


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