First Alert Thursday Morning Outlook

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First Alert Weather: What to expect 2/13

An arctic cold front is moving through the region this morning. This will finally dry things out for a few days, but it will also bring in the coldest air we’ve had since last November. Right behind the front this morning a few flurries could develop, but overall it looks like clouds will be gradually clearing from west to east. However….daytime temps will be in the upper 20s to mid 30s…and a stiff northwest breeze will give us wind chill factors in the 20s…so very cold despite the developing sunshine. Tonight will be the coldest night of the year thus far, and perhaps of the entire season. If winds can decrease later tonight we’ll likely see daybreak lows ranging from the single digits north to mid teens south. This will rival the coldest night of the ‘winter’ thus far, which actually occurred in mid-November. Friday will be sunny and cold but less breezy so overall a much nicer day.

Over the weekend and into early next week our arctic air will be blowing off to the northeast as winds become southwesterly again. Both days look to be dry, with Saturday cool and breezy and Sunday a bit warmer and less windy. As a warm front moves through Sunday night and Monday clouds will be increasing….with maybe even a small chance of showers…but highs on Monday look to be around 60 or higher once again. Beyond Monday there is some disagreement between models, but another system moving through the south could give us some rain on Tuesday, followed by cooler and drier weather again later next week. Right now the Tuesday rain event does not look very heavy, but with extremely wet conditions this will something to monitor.

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