Cold day ahead!
COLD BLAST SHORT-LIVED
Arctic air flows in tonight behind the departing clipper system. Winds may gust well over 30mph for a period overnight. Temperatures will fall very fast into the teens, however, when you factor the winds, wind chills will be running in the single digits and below zero at times.
There is likely to be some icy areas, specifically, areas that saw snow showers. Clouds will break up leading to sunshine returning for the morning. Sunshine will mix with clouds during the day and high temperatures will be very cold and well below average in the low to mid 20s.
Temperatures will be more seasonal by Thursday, warming into the mid to upper 30s, after a cold start in the teens. Clouds will be more widespread especially early in the day as a weak disturbance skirts through. We may see a few flurries in the very early morning hours; otherwise it will be a quiet day. By Friday, we are back to the 40s but watching our next system, which now could arrive Friday night. The concern and what we will be watching is the arrival of precipitation and where temperatures will be sitting. It is possible to see a period of mix precipitation until temperatures climb and change the rain, snow mix to all rain for the early part of the day.
MARTIN LUTHER KING DAY
Expect another very cold shot of air for early next week. Temperatures will drop below average for a couple of days. We’ll also be watching an area of low pressure models have just off the southeast coast on Sunday. Right now it tracks far enough off the coast with no impact to us, however, if the track shifts to the west, we could likely see some snow showers.