Good Thursday evening, everyone! Winter made its official early debut throughout the region, with several inches of snow falling throughout the area. Cold air was very stubborn throughout the day, which helped keep things all snow through a decent part of the afternoon. With warm air nudging its way into the region aloft, we’ve seen a switch to sleet and freezing rain occur. This will linger through the night with one more quick chance for snow before sunrise. As a result, conditions on the roadways will remain treacherous…especially if the road has not been treated. By the afternoon on Friday, though, sunshine should begin to return. High pressure builds eastward, and temperatures should also be able to reach the low 40’s which will help melt what we saw on Thursday.
High pressure continues to hold serve for the weekend, though temperatures will remain a decent bit below average by day even with the sunshine. By the start of next week, a weak cold front will approach the region. Much of the area should be dry, but a few rain and/or snow showers aren’t out of the question towards the westernmost parts of the region. High pressure returns for Tuesday, bringing back dry and seasonable weather. A reinforcing shot of chilly air moves in on Wednesday, but near seasonable weather returns by Thanksgiving Day.
Here’s a look at your extended forecast:
Tonight: A wintry mix is likely, especially before sunrise. Lows: 29-34. Northeast winds around 10 mph.
Friday: A few morning flurries, then gradually clearing. Highs: 41-46. West winds at 10 to 15 mph. Gusts may reach 25 mph.
Saturday: Mostly sunny. Highs in the mid 40’s.
Sunday: Partly cloudy. Highs in the mid 40’s.
Monday: Partly cloudy. Some mountain rain/snow showers are possible. Highs in the low to mid 40’s.
Tuesday: Mostly sunny. Highs in the low 40’s.
Wednesday: Mostly sunny. Highs in the mid 40’s.
Thanksgiving Day: Partly to mostly sunny. Highs in the low to mid 40’s.
Stay safe, and have a great evening.
– Meteorologist Adam Rutt