A cold westerly flow across the region this morning will combine with some lingering moisture to provide the eastern portions of the area with a few snow flurries. Drier air will spread across the region this afternoon. The flurries will gradually end later today with skies becoming partly cloudy across much of the area this afternoon. Highs today will reach the mid 30s.
Tonight will be partly cloudy with lows in the mid 20s.
A storm system will track by to our south on Wednesday. Models are coming into much better agreement now, keeping the precipitation associated with this system to our south. We will see an increase in cloud cover however, as the system passes. High temperatures on Wednesday will be in the upper 30s to near 40 degrees.
The clouds will exit to the east Wednesday night with skies becoming mostly clear. Lows will dip to the mid 20s.
On Thursday, a cold front will move toward the area from the west. Mild air ahead of this front will help to boost temperatures into the 40s. Clouds will increase and scattered rain showers are possible during the afternoon. The rain showers will quickly change to snow showers Thursday night behind the front as temperatures drop.
Lake effect snow showers are likely on Friday, especially across the snow belt as a cold northwesterly flow develops behind the departing cold front.