High pressure, sunshine and an increasing southwest breeze delivers a milder period of weather for the next two days. Expect high temperatures to run about ten degrees over normal for Tuesday and Wednesday, with seasonably cool nights.
Low pressure in southern Canada will swing a cold front through the region late Wednesday night. There is not much moisture associated with the front and it should move through without much notice. It will cool temperatures back slightly for Thursday and Friday, however we are still expecting the temperatures to remain above early January averages. High pressure will take control of the weather Thursday and Thursday night.
Another low pressure system will be centered in the Great Lakes Friday. Milder air will be advancing ahead of this system and should bring us a mild weekend. However, the battle ground of established cooler air and milder air approaching will cause overrunning of the warm air and a period of precipitation is probable Friday and Friday night. The mild air is expected to win the battle of air masses and lift northward Saturday, which in turn will give us mild temperatures. There might be more clouds than sunshine on Saturday, but precipitation is not anticipated.
If the onset of precipitation arrives early enough Friday morning there would be a chance for some frozen precipitation well inland since the cooler air will still be in place. Timing of the arrival of precipitation will be key as to whether this actually occurs Friday morning.
Five Day Forecast:
Tuesday: Mostly to partly sunny, breezy and mild. High temperatures in the mid 40s. Winds southwest 8 to 15 mph, with gusts to near 25 mph.
Tuesday night: Partly cloudy and seasonably cool. Lows in the mid 20s. West to southwest winds under 10 mph.
Wednesday: Sunshine, with late day increasing clouds. Mild, highs in the upper 40s. Southwest winds 5 to 15 mph.
Wednesday night: Partly to mostly cloudy. Lows in the upper 20s. Southwest winds becoming west 10 to 20 mph.
Thursday: Mostly sunny, cooler and windy. Highs in the low 40s. Northwest winds may gust to about 30 mph.
Thursday night: Mostly clear early, followed by increasing clouds. Lows in the mid to upper 20s.
Friday and Friday night: Mostly cloudy. Chance of showers. Highs in the low to mid 40s. Lows in the upper 30s along the coast, low to mid 30s inland.
Saturday and Saturday night: Considerable cloudiness and becoming milder. Highs in the upper 40s. Lows in the mid 30s.