This is the warm one
Relatively speaking, your Tuesday will have the warmest feel of any day for the rest of the week.
Today and Tonight: Abundant incoming sunshine will allow a freezing morning to become a fairly seasonable afternoon. Many locations will edge close to 60° which is just a touch below average for this time of year. During the overnight hours, an easterly wind shift and the potential for some high clouds will quell cooling just a bit compared to the previous morning. Lows will be the in the 30s, but a widespread freeze is not expected.
Looking Ahead: The following days will be cold. On Wednesday, a reinforcing cold front will cross the area with, at worst, a few passing clouds. In addition, northerly winds will deliver the coldest air felt so far this winter. Wednesday's temperatures will struggle returning to 50°. The bottom will fall out overnight as many areas find the lower 20s, with some upper teens not out of the question. A HARD FREEZE WATCH is in effect for Wednesday Night and Thursday Morning as 9-12 hours in the 20s are anticipated. Remember the four p's-protecting people, pets, plants and pipes. Thursday will be biting will highs in the low 40s and a northerly breeze making it feel even colder. Early wind chills will be in the lower teens. Friday may be just a touch warmer along with some increasing clouds late in the day.
Forecast Discussion: several shots of frigid Canadian air are jaunting southeastward thanks to an arctic high pressure system sliding across the border into the Northern United States. This high pressure system will shove a surface cold front southward and into the Gulf of Mexico by Wednesday Morning. The atmosphere is and will remain dry and thus only perhaps a few mid-upper level clouds will be possible as this front scoots by the area. Around the time of the frontal passage and shortly thereafter on Wednesday Morning, thermometers will be steady or slowly climbing to near 50° before the proverbial rug is swept out from underneath. A rapid drop-off can be expected overnight as light northerly winds and clearing skies allow a dip into the lower 20s. Most will experience a hard freeze with a freeze even expected for many coastal locations. Depending on the wind speeds, we may also experience some biting wind chills in the lower teens. The cold-cored high pressure system will slowly trek eastward in accordance with the parent upper trough on Friday, though the frigid air mass will be stubborn to erode-at least until Saturday. While still chilly, thermometers should beckon towards a more seasonable cool as a disturbance in the Gulf sends some moisture in our direction for the weekend. At this time, the onset of rain is expected to occur well beyond the morning hours and after temperatures have climbed out of the 30s-hence all liquid.
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