7:15 AM | Cold air returns today; snow showers tomorrow night and wintry mix on Saturday

6-Day Forecast

Today

Mostly sunny, windy and cold with gusts up to 30 mph this morning and mid-day, temperatures slowly dropping through the 30's from early morning highs near 40 degrees

Tonight

Mostly clear, cold, little or no wind, lows near 20

Thursday

Mostly sunny early, clouds late, cold, mid-to-upper 30’s

Thursday Night

Cloudy with a few hours of snow showers, small accumulations possible, cold, low 20’s

Friday

Mostly sunny early, clouds late, cold, low-to-mid 30’s

Saturday

Cloudy, wintry mix likely of snow and then sleet and then rain, some accumulations are possible before the changeover, cold, upper 30’s

Sunday

Mostly cloudy, a bit milder, low-to-mid 40’s

Monday

Partly sunny, breezy, mild, low-to-mid 50's

Discussion

A strong cold front passed through the region overnight and the second half of the week will be seasonably cold, and it looks like a couple different low pressure areas will affect us. The first system to affect us will be a fast-moving, weak system dropping southeastward from central Canada towards the eastern Great Lakes. It could produce a few hours of snow showers here tomorrow night as the low passes by well to our north. It is limited in moisture content; however, whatever falls from this system will likely be in the form of snow. After that, we’ll be watching a southern system that should head towards the Mid-Atlantic coast early this weekend, likely generating a wintry mix here on Saturday of snow, sleet and rain. It’ll turn slightly milder again after that system clears the coast for the first couple days of next week. Elsewhere, the Pacific Northwest continues to get pounded by multiple strong storms blasting into the region from the Pacific Ocean. Insane amounts of snow are piling up in the some of the higher, westward-facing, slopes of the Cascades in Washington and Oregon.

Video

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