7:15 AM | Small snow accumulations later today into tonight; bitter cold shot this weekend may be accompanied by some snow

6-Day Forecast

Today

Cloudy, chilly, some snow likely to develop during the mid-to-late afternoon hours, upper 30’s for highs early in the day

Tonight

Cloudy, snow during the evening hours with total accumulations of a coating to an inch or so, watch for some slick spots on the roadways even after the snow ends as temperatures go well below freezing, mid-to-upper 20’s for lows

Thursday

Mostly sunny, cool, near 45

Thursday Night

Mostly clear, chilly, low 30’s

Friday

Mostly sunny, chilly, low-to-mid 40’s

Saturday

Mostly cloudy, windy and colder with snow showers possible, low 30’s

Sunday

Partly sunny, very cold, still windy, near 30

Monday

Partly sunny, still cold, near 30

Discussion

A fast-moving system will spread some light snow into the region from later this afternoon into tonight. Accumulations of a coating to an inch or so are likely by late this evening and a few slick spots can form on the roadways as temperatures drop to near freezing by rush hour. High pressure builds back into the region for Thursday and Friday, but then a strong Arctic cold front will whip through the region Friday night. This front will touch off some snow shower activity late Friday night and early Saturday and there is the still the slight chance for something more significant than just snow showers this weekend. Winds will also pick up behind the front late Friday night and those strong NW winds will continue much of the weekend. The coldest weather from this next Arctic outbreak will likely occur from Sunday into Monday with temperatures spending most or all of that time below 30 degrees and low temperatures possibly bottoming out in the single digits later in the weekend.

Video

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