The Fall Before The Climb
Posted by Chris Lambert
Skies clear out this evening as active west to northwest wind ushers in colder air. That wind, gusts 20-30mph overnight, creating a chill to the air.
So we'll start off Veterans Day on the chilly, but bright side, only to see clouds increase through the afternoon. Highs near 50, so overall it's just below seasonal levels.
Those clouds that increase tomorrow afternoon are ahead of an arctic front, poised to blast through here Tuesday morning. Ahead of that front, predawn temps on Tuesday likely run in the lower 40s, but drop into the low to mid 30s by mid to late morning. That means, a few rain showers could turn to snow showers around the morning commute. Ground temps will be too warm to stick, so no problems on the roads, but it's certainly an impressive shot of chilly air as it'll be the coldest we've been so far this season. Air temps hold in the upper 30s Tuesday afternoon and with a gusty wind, wind chill factors hold in the 20s despite some returning afternoon sun.
That cold air settles in overnight Tuesday and remains Wednesday.
As the area of high pressure, that brings in the cold, slides to our south, winds turn back to the west and southwest, allowing milder air to return by Thursday. Mild air floods in here Friday, and lasts into the weekend as highs push back into the 55-60 range.