Temperatures have fallen rapidly after the cold front that brought wind and rain Saturday. We’ve lost the rain and most of the wind, but the cold will set in and stick around for a few days. As of this morning we’re running in the upper 20s and low 30s with wind chill values dipping to the teens thanks to a westerly wind sustained to 20 mph and gusting to 30. Bundle up if heading outside the next two days. We will remain below freezing until Tuesday afternoon.
As the sun comes up, don’t expect much of a warm up. We will remain sub-freezing thanks to an arctic air mass sliding in place. Temperatures will remain 10-15 degrees below our average high the next two days, meaning we’ll be in the middle to upper 20s. Overnight lows will drop into the middle to upper teens range. No precipitation is expected through this below freezing time frame. Clouds will come and go, especially as a reinforcing front drops down from the Great Lakes. Another system will ride the midlatitudes and arrive in our region by the end of the week. Temperatures will have a chance to rebound back to around average and above for the middle and end of the work week. Rain showers return on Friday and with the cooler air behind the system, a few flakes may fall on Saturday. Of course, this is still a ways out and will likely change before arriving. But as always, we’re keeping an eye on it.