The first few days of the new year have begun with unseasonably cold temperatures, topped off with single digit to below zero readings Thursday morning. The worst of the cold snap is behind us and we can look forward to moderating temperatures over the next several days. With low pressure crossing southern Canada and high pressure building to our south we will be in between these systems Friday. The biggest feature will be the wind as gusty breezes are once again in the forecast. This will offset the higher temperature readings as the wind still gives a blustery feel to the day.
A cold front moves through on Saturday quickly followed by a weak disturbance early Sunday. This may trigger a few snow flurries or snow showers late Saturday night and the first half of Sunday, with high temperatures hanging close to normal throughout the weekend.
High pressure builds into the region for early next week as the mercury slowly starts to climb above normal. Fair skies and dry weather are expected into the middle of next week.
Five Day Forecast:
Friday: Variable cloudiness and not as cold. High temperatures in the mid 30s. Becoming windy by afternoon as west winds gust to near 30 mph.
Friday night: Partly cloudy and seasonably cold. Lows in the low 20s. Winds west 10 to 20 mph.
Saturday: Mostly to partly sunny and seasonably cool. High temperatures in the mid to upper 30s. Continued breezy as northwest winds gust to near 25 mph at times.
Saturday night and Sunday: Mostly cloudy, chance of snow flurries or snow showers late at night and Sunday morning. Lows 15 to 20 degrees. Highs in the mid to upper 30s.
Sunday night: Partly to mostly cloudy and not as cold. Lows in the low 20s.
Monday and Tuesday: Mostly clear to partly cloudy skies, with moderating temperatures. Highs in the mid to upper 30s. Overnight lows in the mid teens Monday night to near 20 Tuesday night.