Flurries that have been around through a good portion of Saturday will begin drift out of our area through early tonight. What we’ll be left with is partly cloudy skies that will help temperatures fall into the teens tonight. A weak upper level disturbance may fire off a few early morning non-accumulating snow showers, but other than that, we will continue our quiet and cold weekend.
High pressure builds in for Sunday, letting the sun come out! Even though the northwest flowing air in the upper atmosphere is going to be colder than it was on Saturday, the sun should help to boost the thermometer in the afternoon. It won’t rise much, but we should at least be a couple degrees into the low to mid 30s for St. Patrick’s afternoon. Normally for this time of year, the highs should be in the low 40s.
The next system that we are keeping an eye on is another area of low pressure that will trek across the northern United States towards us for the start of next week. This means we could see another mix of rain and snow Monday and Tuesday. With these types of late winter systems, the trickiest part of the forecast is determining how the precip will fall. In this case, it looks like we could see a few inches of snow from Monday night into Tuesday before slushy mix of rain/snow/sleet. Unfortunately, once the system passes we should remain cold for the rest of the week. However, it is still early and the details may change, so check back as we approach next week.