Clouds will be on the increase tonight as our next system approaches from the west. Temperatures will be very chilly but not dropping much from around 20 to the upper teens.
Morning lows will not be as cold only dropping to the mid to upper teens.
Clouds will be thick in the morning but break up heading through the day once an Arctic boundary drops through the area. Highs will be a bit better near 30 but not for long as another shot of much colder air settles across the area.
Despite high pressure dominating our weather, a storm system riding up the coast may clip us with light snow flurries early in the day Thursday. Temperatures will be very cold and again well below average as we round out the week and the month of February. Expect morning lows in the single digits and low teens with highs only in the low 20s. Clear skies, calm winds and high pressure overhead will help to start the weekend with lows in the single digits. Plenty of sunshine for the last day of February but highs only warm to the upper 20s. February 2015 looks to be the coldest February on record and may be one of the top five coldest months of all time. By Sunday, the upper level pattern shifts the trough more to the west a bit allowing for ridging and a milder flow. Temperatures will warm to the mid and upper 30s for Sunday. There is a threat for showers and possibly a mix overnight into Monday as our next system takes shape. Showers will linger into the morning Monday but we should enjoy high temperatures in the low 40s. Tuesday another system arrives late bringing a chance for rain and snow showers but again temperatures rise to near 40.
MaryEllen Pann, Chief Meteorologist
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