Cloud cover will again make for a tricky forecast today, but it’s likely we will see cold temperatures once again with highs in the 40s and low 50s throughout the region.
Stable air and moisture trapped at the ground level will continue to keep skies mostly cloudy to overcast today. A returning southeast wind may bring a few breaks in the clouds. If this happens earlier in the day than anticipated, then we may see much of the region warm into the low or mid 50s. I’m leaning towards the clouds hanging with us for much of the day and the resulting cooler highs. No rain is expected.
A stronger southwest breeze tomorrow will give us the push to finally break the clouds and start a warming trend. Although it will remain mostly cloudy, highs may return to the low 60s, before we make a run at 70 degrees Thursday and Friday. A few scattered showers will be possible, especially Thursday and Friday before rain chances ramp up Friday night into Saturday morning.
A strong arctic cold front will likely drop our temperatures significantly this weekend. After starting out in the 50s and low 60s Saturday morning, afternoon temperatures will fall into the 40s. We may see a few early day thunderstorms, but the severe threat and potential for any flooding rain looks low but will need to be monitored.
Sunday and Monday look to be 2 of the coldest days of the season. Sunday morning temperatures will be in the 20s with afternoon highs in the 30s despite the return of sunshine. Monday morning temperatures may be in the teens and 20s.