A cold front will approach from the northwest today. Clouds will begin to increase, and after a cold start, temperatures will moderate to near freezing this afternoon.
There will be a chance of snow tonight through Friday as the cold front makes its way southward across the area. Amounts are expected to be fairly light with a dusting up to 2 inches expected. The snow will taper off Friday afternoon or evening as the front settles to our south and stalls.
Late Friday night, low pressure will develop along the front to our west and strengthen as it pushes eastward. Snow will spread northward across the region after midnight, and continue into Saturday morning. As the low approaches, warmer air will be pulled northward across the area, and snow will change to rain sometime late Saturday morning. Rain will continue Saturday afternoon and evening, then change back to snow for a brief period Saturday night before ending.
Here is the forecast: For today, increasing clouds with highs around 30. Winds S 10-20 mph.
Tonight, cloudy with snow developing. Lows will be in the low to mid 20s. Winds SW 10-20 mph.
Friday, cloudy with a chance of snow. Highs will be in the low to mid 30s. Winds SW 10-15 mph.
Friday night, a chance of snow. Lows in the upper 20s.
Saturday, snow in the morning, then rain likely during the afternoon. Highs will be around 40.
Looking ahead: Rain will change back to snow Saturday night, then end. High pressure will briefly build across the region Sunday and Monday with partly cloudy skies expected. Lows Saturday night will be in the mid 20s with highs on Sunday around 30. Lows Sunday night will be around 10 with highs on Monday in the mid 20s.
Another storm is forecast to approach from the southwest on Tuesday. Clouds will increase and there is a chance of snow by Tuesday afternoon. Highs on Tuesday will be in the mid to upper 20s.