Saturday will start windy with scattered flurries and snow showers but then the wind will decrease and we’ll have some sunshine returning in most places. Despite a return of some sunshine, highs will only be in the single digits with wind chills still below zero. With a clearer sky and lighter winds, air temperatures will drop below zero again Saturday night. The good news is that should be the beginning of the end of this arctic blast.
Sunday will not be as bitter despite sunshine giving way to clouds. Highs Sunday will be in the 20s. Temperatures will hold steady or rise Sunday night. A weak disturbance will bring some snow or a bit of a wintry mix on Monday. There could be some slick travel in places early Monday, but we are not expecting major issues. We’ll have a better feel as we head into the weekend. Highs on Monday will be in the lower to middle 30s. There may be some flurries early Tuesday but then clouds should break for sunshine. There will be a bit of a brisk wind but at least temperatures will rebound into the middle to upper 30s. Wednesday will be breezy and milder with a mix of clouds and sunshine. Highs will be well into the 30s to near 40 despite a slight chance for a shower. Thursday should also be mild even though clouds will thicken up with some rain possible later in the day. Highs will be in the 40s. This system may give us a soaking rain along with fog on Friday. That may be a concern with ice jams on smaller rivers. Behind that system, temperatures will slowly drive back to average through the following weekend.