After a messy day of weather Tuesday, things will be a lot better today. We will see a lot of sunshine developing and temperatures will get above freezing for several hours. This is your chance to clean up from the snow, sleet and freezing rain that hit us Tuesday.
There is an arctic cold front approaching from the west and behind it, some of the coldest air of the season will arrive later tonight and tomorrow. The leading edge of this cold air is marked by some snow squalls, and we could see a heavier one later this afternoon and early evening.
These can quickly coat the road. With snow and road temperatures actually above freezing when the cold air comes in, there could be some ice developing.
The rest of the week and into the weekend look cold. Tonight, you'll hear the wind howling as the arctic air flows. Temperatures Thursday morning will be in the single numbers and lower teens, with wind chills around zero. Bright and sunny weather is in the forecast through the weekend, with somewhat of a moderating trend by the time we get toward Sunday.
After a lot of storminess the past couple of weeks, I do see a little bit of a break in the active pattern as we had for the final week of the decade.
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Wednesday: A return to sunshine. Possible late day snow squall in some communities. Highs near 35.
Wednesday night: Clear and cold. Lows 8-15. Wind chills falling to zero.
Thursday: Sunshine, windy and chilly. Highs 20-25.
Friday: Cold with sunshine. Highs in the 20s.
Saturday: Mainly sunny, highs in the upper 20s to lower 30s.
Sunday: Sunshine and clouds. Highs near 40.
Monday: Mainly sunny. Highs near 40.