Sunshine with cooler temperatures

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Cold front swings through this evening. After a relatively mild day, temperatures will trend colder.  Tonight, lows will be slow to fall under mostly cloudy skies to the upper 20s to low 30s.  Clouds will break up slowly by late morning so by afternoon, we are looking at mostly sunny skies.  A westerly breeze picks up and helps to pull in colder air.   Highs only manage the mid 30s.

DMA Tonights Lows RPM 4km

With clearing skies and high pressure overhead for Thursday morning, morning lows will be below average, in the teens, while afternoon highs will run a few degrees below the seasonal norm of the upper 30s. Thursday is the coldest of the next 7days with highs in the low 30s.  A clipper tracks east, well to our north, towards New England from the Great lakes by Friday morning. The upper level trough will be followed by a colder west-northwest flow for Friday and into the start of the weekend.   This system will help to keep an area of low pressure along the coastline far enough away, so no impact on us is likely right now. Flow becomes more zonal or west to east heading to Saturday. This will allow for milder air to entrench on the area but will also set us up for a series of disturbances to move through the area.

3-Day Forecast - PM CSV
With the upper level flow changing, we will see a period of milder temperatures. Highs will warm to the 40s. We will see help from Mother Nature in getting rid of some of the snow. There will be a possibility of rain showers on Monday. Temperatures look to remain mild through Tuesday. A strong cold front swings in Wednesday, bringing a threat for rain showers initially, followed by a quick period of snow showers once the cold air rushes in behind the front. A deep upper level trough settles in across the area reinforcing the cold air for Thursday.  5Day_HighsLows_PM

Have a great rest of the week!

MaryEllen Pann,

Chief Meteorologists


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