An approaching cold front is going to keep our weather unsettled tonight with a good deal of clouds and some rain and drizzle at times. The problem is that temperatures will be below freezing with rain falling which means that rain could freeze on some untreated surfaces. This will cause some icy spots, and the longest lasting issues will be in the valleys east of I-99. Temperatures tonight will slowly rise and it will be breezy on the ridges with some areas of fog.
Tuesday will become windy. We’ll have variable cloudiness with scattered rain showers. Temperatures will rise well into the 40s, and east of I-99 it will reach into the 50s. As the front presses to the east colder air will start to move in and the rain could mix with snowflakes by evening west of Route 219. We’ll have a cold gusty wind Tuesday night through Wednesday night with variable cloudiness and scattered flurries and snow showers. The snow showers will be most numerous near and west of Route 219 where there will be at least a few inches and some slick travel. Farther to the east it will be more like flurries and a brief ground-whitening snow shower. Temperatures Wednesday will start in the 20s to the lower 30s and probably drop some with the snow showers during the afternoon. Some places will drop into the teens Wednesday night.
Thursday will still be windy and cold with clouds, some sunshine and just the chance for flurries. Temperatures on Thursday will likely not leave the 20s in most places. Friday will feature a mix of clouds and sunshine with highs in the upper 20s to the lower 30s. Another storm system will pass close to the region over the weekend. Right now it looks like this system will stay south of our area but it is going to be close enough for us to watch closely as time gets closer. With this system passing to our south, it’s going to be cold this weekend with highs in the 20s to the lower 30s. We’ll have a mix of clouds and sunshine Monday with highs in the lower to middle 30s. It looks like we will stay seasonably chilly, if not cold, later next week.