Reported by: Chief Meteorologist Joe Murgo
Today was a much colder day than recent days with a chilly breeze, a good deal of clouds and scattered flurries. Even though a ridge of high pressure will build over the region tonight the clouds will still be fairly stubborn leaving us with a partly to mostly cloudy sky. Temperatures tonight will only drop into the middle to upper 20s. There still could be a few clouds around for a time Wednesday but then later in the day will turn out to be partly to mostly sunny. The breaks in the clouds though will not be enough to warm us more than the 30s. A clear sky will dominate us Wednesday night and that will leave us with a cold night with some of the rural valleys dropping into the teens. This area of high pressure will settle just to our south later this week and set the stage for a brighter and milder pattern. With sunshine temperatures will reach up to the lower to middle 40s on Thursday and then to near 50 on Friday. Saturday may also be be mild but an increase in cloudiness may proven the mercury from reaching the 50 degree mark. The next system will bring rain Saturday night into Sunday. Depending on how cold it gets, the rain may start as freezing rain in a few spots Saturday night and then could mix with snow in the higher elevations on Sunday, but again, it will primarily be a rain maker. Behind that system, Monday will be brisk and chilly with scattered flurries and snow showers. More unsettled weather looks likely as we head through the middle of next week but we'll have a better feel as time gets closer.