Sunshine and comparatively mild air yesterday gave us all a sense of hope that spring will eventually arrive. Unfortunately, before that happens we have more very cold air to get through. The warmest part of the day is this morning. An arctic front pushed through earlier and now very cold air continues to pour into the region.
Temperatures will fall and winds will be gusty. Wind chill advisories will go in effect this evening as the combination of wind and cold makes the air feel 10 to 25 below zero. By the evening commute many towns will see temperatures in the single digits. By tomorrow morning most of the area will once again be below zero.
If you are going to be outside for any extended period time this evening or tomorrow morning be sure to have the hat and gloves and the warm socks. This is some of the coldest air of the season.
The cold continues Tuesday, but the with a lot of sunshine and light winds. There might be a few snow showers Tuesday night or Wednesday, but it won’t be as cold. By Thursday another shot of very cold air moves into the area with significantly below-average temperatures.
The good news this week is that there aren’t any snowstorms in the forecast. I do see the air becoming less cold towards the end of the weekend with highs reaching freezing by Sunday.
Monday: Cloudy through mid morning, then gradual clearing. Temperatures fall to single digits by sunset. Very gusty winds.
Monday night: Mostly clear with a low of -10 to 4. Wind chill values more than 20 below at times.
Tuesday: Mostly sunny with a high near 15 to 20. Wind chill values as low as -20.
Wednesday: Partly sunny with a high near 32.
Thursday: Mostly sunny with a high of 18 to 22.
Friday: Mostly sunny with a high in the lower 20s.
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