Much colder weather will be the story of the week, with chances for light snow Wednesday night into Thursday.
As the cold air becomes entrenched overnight, we’ll see a deck of clouds develop, with temps falling into the mid teens. Winds will be gusty from the north, up to 30 mph at times. Clouds will hang around into the first half of Tuesday, but we should see emerging sunshine by afternoon. Temps tomorrow will be 45-50 degrees colder than were today, with highs getting into the mid 20s. The north winds, still breezy, at 12-22 mph will ensure it never feels that warm.
Under clear skies, the wind stays up Tuesday night, as temps tumble to the lower single digits. Wind chills Wednesday morning will be a concern, perhaps as low as -15 for some areas. A persistent cold wind Wednesday will keep wind chills low, into the mid to upper single digits, as temps warm to the mid 20s.
There is still some discrepancy on how Thursday plays out. The GFS continues to be the snowier of the models, while the Euro, Canadian, and NAM are all considerably drier. Right now, any snow accumulation looks to be below two inches, but that will be enough to create travel problems, especially in metro areas. Highs Thursday will likely stay in the teens, with lows Thursday night near 0.
A warming trend begins Friday and continues into next week, though, we do note the Euro & its ensembles have been persistent through the weekend on another snow chance next Saturday into Saturday night. Right now, that chance does not have much model support, but we’ll continue to monitor.