Today's Weather: Melting Snow Makes Way For Warmer Temperatures
The snow, sleet and freezing rain have all come to an end and now we are looking at a mainly cloudy afternoon ahead. Temperatures will continue to rise above freezing over the entire area, with highs this afternoon between 40 and 45. This will obviously melt a good percentage of what fell last night.
You'll likely need the windshield washer fluid several times during the day today if you're driving around, as there will be a lot of sloppiness on the roads. I don't expect a lot of sunshine for today, although there could be some sunny breaks.
Tomorrow is Valentine's Day and the weather should cooperate for any of your plans. If you've got a lunch date, look for temperatures in the lower 40s with plenty of sunshine. If you're heading out to dinner, temperatures will fall to the mid to upper 30s — not very cold for the middle of February.
On Friday, a new weather system heads to the region, even while there are temperatures down to the low 50s. There are also going to be a few rain showers and a continuation of melting. I expect most of the snow to be gone by Saturday morning, as temperatures that day will get into the lower 40s again with some sunshine.
The weekend general looks dry, although we will watch a storm system pass to the south on Saturday and another one on Monday. Check back later this week for potential impacts of these storms.
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Wednesday: An early shower, otherwise cloudy with sunny breaks. Highs 38-44.
Wednesday night: Clearing and chilly. Lows 23-28.
Thursday: Sun and clouds. Highs 38-44.
Friday: Mild with a few showers. Highs 45-50
Saturday: Seasonable with sunshine and clouds. Highs in the lower 40s.
Sunday: Partly sunny and chilly. Highs in the upper 30s.