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Cold and breezy Monday with plenty of sunshine

Monday is breezy and cold with plenty of sunshine.



Wind chill values feel like the 20s during the afternoon with strong winds gusting up to 35 miles per hour during the morning and 20 miles per hour during the afternoon.

QUIET & COLD START TO THE WEEK: Conditions are turning colder this morning as the winds pick up. Expect temperatures to drop into the 20s by daybreak. This means some patchy icy spots are a possibility if wet and slushy areas refreeze. The rest of Monday is cold and breezy. Expect afternoon high temperatures near 30 degrees under plenty of sunshine. Clouds build through the night ahead of the system that passes us well to the northwest. A few flurries could clip the northwestern and northern most spots near daybreak, but it’s nothing of significance. Lows are in the lower 20s. Clouds give way to some afternoon sunshine Tuesday, but clouds return during the evening and the overnight period ahead of the next system. Expect afternoon high temperatures in the lower to middle 30s.



Another wintry mix is possible Wednesday. The exact amounts will depend on track.

MORE WINTRY MIX CHANCES: Our next chance for a wintry mix arrives Wednesday morning, and likely lasts through early evening. It starts as snow and ice, then changes the rain and ice throughout the day for a good portion of the area. Track is a key question as always. A more west track means more rain works into the region as a whole. A track more east means more of the snow and icing. We’ll continue to watch this threat. Cold air slides in behind this system. Temperatures are in the middle to upper 20s Thursday under partly cloudy skies. It’s also a bit breezy. Friday brings the chance for an isolated snow shower, otherwise it’s mostly cloudy. Temperatures are in the lower to middle 30s.



WEEKEND WARMING: A warming trend takes place into the upcoming weekend. Saturday brings partly sunny skies. Temperatures reach the upper 30s to lower 40s. Sunday brings the chance for rain showers as the warming continues. Expect readings near the 50 degree mark.



Have a great Monday!