Pleasant Weekend-Questions Early Next Week

Posted at 3:56 AM, Jan 25, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-25 04:56:10-05

Generally sunny skies and chilly conditions will continue across the region today as a weak front pushes through during the morning. This should keep our temperatures below normal with highs back in the mid 50s and light northerly breezes. A few high, thin clouds will drift across the sky, but nothing that will dim the sunshine. High pressure will remain in place overnight, so skies should remain clear with lows in the 30s area wide, a few areas over the extreme northern sections could dip close to freezing, while coastal areas will hover around 40 degrees.

Saturday a weak trough will move north of the area, this should bring a few more clouds, but little if any rain. Partly to mostly cloudy skies will be the forecast, with highs near 60 degrees. A ridge builds back in for Sunday, so abundant sunshine returns with highs in the mid 60s, after early morning lows near 40. Normal for this time of year.

A significant system will wind up over the Great Lakes and Midwestern areas early next week. As a front approaches the area Monday, we’ll see increasing clouds through the day with mild temperatures in the mid to upper 60s. There will be moisture moving in ahead of this front, so rain chances will climb as we head into Monday evening.

As the front moves through early Tuesday, there will be a significant amount of arctic air plunging southward. The European model is showing rainfall overnight Monday into early Tuesday, with a very slight window of opportunity for rain to change over to light snow for a couple of hours before sunrise. Right now, the surface temperatures appear to be in the 34-36 degree range, so snow or a mix of precipitation could fall, but likely will melt on contact. This is a five day forecast and many things can change. Keep aware over the weekend, and especially early next week!