7:00 AM | **Brutal cold on Sunday more than 20 degrees below normal**

6-Day Forecast

Today

Mostly cloudy, cool, occasional showers likely, highs in the middle 50’s

Tonight

Mostly cloudy, chilly late, chance for showers before midnight, lows in the low 40’s

Saturday

Becoming partly sunny with increasing winds, near 50

Saturday Night

Partly cloudy, windy, colder, snow showers possible, mid-to-upper 20’s

Sunday

Bitter cold for this time of year more than 20 degrees below normal; partial sunshine, windy, very cold with a snow shower or two possible, highs in the low-to-mid 30's

Monday

Mostly sunny, brisk and still very cold, mid-to-upper 30’s

Tuesday

Partly sunny, cold, chance for rain or snow at night, low 40’s

Wednesday

Cloudy, cold, rain and/or snow likely, low 40’s

Discussion

A strong cold front will usher in an Arctic blast over the weekend and this air mass will be the coldest so far this season. The front will generate some shower activity around here from today into the first half of tonight, but then skies will clear on Saturday as winds begin to pick up in intensity. A snow shower or two can occur tomorrow night as the bitter cold air pours into the region and Sunday will flat out be a brutal day for this time of year with high temperatures struggling to reach the freezing mark and there will be strong northwest winds up to 30 mph generating even lower wind chills. The unusual cold will continue on Monday and then attention will turn to a storm pulling out of the Gulf of Mexico region by later Tuesday as it heads towards the Mid-Atlantic coastline. This storm could throw some rain and/or snow into the region by the middle of next week before yet another Arctic outbreak reaches the east coast in time for Turkey Day. Odds favor rain along the I-95 corridor and snow in the higher elevations just to the west and north of the big cities, but it is a close call and ultimately it could evolve into a rain changing to snow scenario around here. Stay tuned on this storm coming next mid-week...just in time for the Turkey Day travel.