EVENING: Partly cloudy, decreasing winds. Temperatures dropping into the 20s.
TONIGHT: Partly cloudy and seasonable. Low 22.
WEDNESDAY: Mostly cloudy and milder. High 45.
The winds are finally decreasing this evening with temperatures dropping into the low 20s by Wednesday morning. A southwesterly breeze will provide our warmest day of the week on Wednesday as we peak in the mid 40s Wednesday afternoon.
Clouds increase Wednesday with a stray rain shower or sprinkle as we move into the evening. A better chance for rain showers occurs closer to midnight as a front moves through the area. Colder air will produce snow on the tail end of this front. Our weather team feels there will be enough snow to cause some travel concerns for the Thursday morning commute. Accumulations are expected to be light, but any morning travel should be prepared:
We expect to fine tune this forecast more, so check back on Wednesday for more details.
Cold air returns for Thursday and stays for the weekend. There is still some potential for snow from a coastal storm on Saturday. At this time, most model guidance suggests it stays east of us. We have seen these storms wiggle west so we want to keep a close eye on it. If we do get any snow, timing would be Friday night into Saturday morning. Right now I would favor a storm track too far east to have an impact here, but it certainly bears watching.
-Meteorologist Eric Finkenbinder