Thursday's Almanac: Sunrise 7:23 AM Sunset 5:18 PM Average High: 32 Average Low: 12 Record High: 57(2002) Record Low: -20(1963)
High pressure will keep skies mainly clear through the first half of the night, allowing for a sharp drop in temperatures. Like last night, many areas will bottom out in the single digits below zero. Clouds associated with our next clipper system will begin to filter into the region after midnight.
Thursday will feature increasing clouds along with warmer temperatures. The 5 Degree Guarantee is 31. Light snow is also possible, especially late in the day, as low pressure pushes east from the Great Lakes region. The snow will be steady at times overnight with 1 to 3 inches expected.
The clipper system will drag an Arctic cold front through the region early Friday with another blast of colder temperatures to follow. The high temperature of 24 will occur Friday morning, with temperatures expected to drop through teens during the day. Blustery conditions are also expected along with scattered snow showers and localized squalls. An additional inch of accumulation will be possible. Temperatures will drop into the single digits both above and below zero Friday night with wind chill values possibly as low as -20.
Bitterly cold conditions will linger on Saturday and under partly sunny skies, we're only expecting highs in the teens. The latest computer models now track the storm system on Sunday a bit farther to our south and have it weaker. Our best chance for snow showers will occur late Sunday or Sunday night, but as it looks right now, any accumulations will be light.
Temperatures will remain well below average going into next week with mainly dry conditions. Lingering clouds are likely on Monday with some sunshine expected on Tuesday. Highs both days will only be in the teens. Temperatures will begin to warm by Wednesday with highs by then into the mid 20s.
Tonight: Mostly clear and cold. Lows in the single digits below zero.
Thursday: Increasing clouds with light snow likely by late afternoon. The 5 Degree Guarantee 31.
Thursday Night: Light snow likely. Accumulations will range from 1 to 3". Lows in the lower 20s.
Friday: Mostly cloudy and blustery with sct. snow showers and snow squalls. An additional inch of snow is possible. Early highs in the mid 20s, but falling through the teens during the afternoon.
Saturday: Partly sunny and cold. Highs in the mid teens.
Sunday: Mostly cloudy with sct. snow showers late. Highs in the lower 20s.
Monday: Mostly cloudy and cold. Highs near 15.
Tuesday: Partly sunny. Highs in the upper teens.
Wednesday: Mostly cloudy. Highs in the mid 20s.
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