We’ll hit the bottom Wednesday morning. With temps near 2 and a bit of a wind, wind chills will be as low as -13. At least temps manage to climb to near 19 by the evening. Winds will be noticeable all day but become even stronger late in the evening, gusting up to 31 mph.
The strong winds are a part of the low-pressure system that will pass through the region Thursday. Winds will remain strong until Thursday morning, and then the first part of the system will arrive. I think there will be a chance for a mix of rain and snow early, but quickly turning to rain showers by mid-morning and lasting all day.
Once the system leaves, northerly winds push back in some cooler air, highs will be near 20 Friday. It’s next week that’s got me cringing. Long-range models indicate highs will only be in the single digits by next Wednesday and likely stay that way for a while too.
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