Reported by: Chief Meteorologist Joe Murgo
We had a gorgeous start to the work week with sunshine pushing temperatures into the lower 40s in places. A clear sky and light winds will help the mercury drop early tonight with lows eventually reaching the 20s before a few clouds arrive late. These clouds are in advance of a system that will bring another wintry mix to the region. Clouds will thicken Tuesday morning and then a wintry mix of sleet and freezing rain will develop Tuesday midday and afternoon. There can be a significant icing in places before the mix perhaps goes to all rain Tuesday night. Wednesday will still be unsettled with plenty of clouds and some rain then snow showers. But there could also be some peeks of sunshine. That combined with a west-southwesterly flow will help push temperatures briefly into the 40s. After that system, it looks like a longer term chilly pattern will win out for the latter part of this week and well into next week. Cold air will bleed in from Canada later this week with a couple of disturbances bringing scattered flurries and snow showers Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Sunday through the beginning of next week looks less unsettled with some sunshine each day, but with a flow from Canada will keep us well below average.