We’ll have nice weather to start the work week, but things go south rather quickly starting Tuesday afternoon. After a chilly but mostly clear Monday morning (patchy fog?) Monday will be mostly sunny and warmer, with highs near 70. An unusually strong arctic front will dive in from the northwest Tuesday afternoon and evening, followed by clouds, rain and gusty north winds. It continues to look like we could see a brief period of wet snow before precip comes to an end Tuesday night. But the bigger story will be near-record lows Wednesday and Thursday.
Both Wednesday and Thursday mornings will see low temps near freezing. Some northern counties may drop below freezing by daybreak Wednesday...and gusty winds will create a winter-like wind chill. Widespread frost looks more likely Wednesday night and early Thursday as winds will be much lighter. Frost or freeze advisories will likely be issued for some areas. By the end of the week we’ll see a moderating trend, and the following week is looking much warmer.