Looking at the past 24 hours, a stout cold front has exited east. As you can see MUCH colder air is filling in with values between 15 and 30 degrees cooler than this time yesterday. As colder air surges in today, highs will come early...this morning in fact. As such, we'll see low 30s to upper 20s during the evening commute tonight, with overnight lows in the teens to near 20 degrees. Trust me it'll only get colder for Friday too (more below).
With high pressure in place to our north and west, dry conditions can be expected over the next several days. This is a pro but also a con....the clockwise flow of the high is ushering in very cold Arctic air from the north, leading to the very cold temperatures we'll see today, tomorrow, and Saturday. Other than mixed sky conditions, things stay quiet until early to mid next week.
Looking over Friday temperatures, highs tomorrow will only top out in the upper 20s and low 30s. Most won't even break the freezing mark for the day. Depending on how quick skies clear through the day tomorrow, we could be facing a very cold overnight. How cold? The current forecast calls for mid teens, but if clearing persists, we could be closer to the upper single digits and low teens, so...... COLD.
We'll gradually clear out and warm up into the weekend, with highs by Sunday in the low to mid 40s and Monday in the mid and upper 40s. Stay warm, use caution as slick spots from lingering surface moisture could cause issues this morning and again tomorrow.
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