A somewhat subjective assessment of daytime, on a scale from 0 to 10.
6/10: A cool but sunny winter day. It looks good compared to the next few days.
Today: Mostly sunny. High: Near 40.
Tonight: Enlarge the clouds. Lows: Near 30.
Tomorrow: Rain in the afternoon passing through the snow. Highest: 35 to 40.
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FORECAST IN DETAILS
This is a very active week starting on Tuesday afternoon and evening when the rain changes the snow and temperatures are shrinking. Roads can become very icy. Arctic air then exceeds the region on Thursday, which is likely to be the coldest winter day. Temperatures finally begin to soften over the weekend.
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Today (Monday): No worries for today – the quietest day of the week. We will have sunshine and seasonally low temperatures – about 40. The wind is variable and mostly light. This evening: The clouds begin to increase late tonight before the approaching Arctic cold front. The winds from the southeast in front of the front (about 5 to 10 mph) keep temperatures falling too low, with low values near frost in the center and the top 20 in our colder areas. Follow us on Facebook for the latest updates. For similar traffic news, check out Gridlock . Continue reading about the weekend forecast.
Tomorrow (Tuesday): The morning trip should be seamless only with cloudy skies, but you might want to think about remote or planning an early exit. The rain develops between late morning and early afternoon but is relatively fast mixed with and changes the snow from west to east (some of our colder areas can see only snow and no rain). High ranges range from the mid-1930s in our colder regions to nearly 40 centers. Confidence: Medium
Tomorrow night: Snow is likely at night, with frost temperatures falling throughout the region. The accumulation of an inch or two seems likely (more details come later today). The snow should end between 7 and 11 hours. from the west to the east, but the temperatures continue to fall in the 20s, resulting in the freezing of the wet and wetlands. Lows range from the upper teens in our colder regions to the low 20s in the center. The wind is increasing, with gusts above 20 mph. Confidence: Medium
Variable cloudy, wind and cold Wednesday in some areas. Peaks are close to 30. It turns extremely cold at night with windy winds. Lows range from near zero in our colder regions to about 10 in the center. Wind chills fall below zero across the region. Trust: Average
Thursday is probably the coldest winter day. After launching with one-digit numbers in many areas, high races struggle to hit 20 despite the sun. Wind chills move into single digits throughout the day. Clear, calm, but frigid at night, low near zero in our colder areas and from 10 to 15 in the center. Confidence: Average
Still Cold Friday and Saturday but not as brutal as Thursday. The highest values are near Friday 30 (after low in single figures and teenagers) and from 35 to 40 on Saturday (after low in teens and 20s). Both days should be mostly dry, although there is a chance of snow on Friday. Confidence: Medium
From Sunday we begin to thaw, with the highest values in the 1940s after the low 20s to the 30s. Confidence: Medium
INDEX FOR SENSE
Daily assessment of the potential for at least one inch of snow over the next week, on a 0-10 scale.
↑ ): The chances of Tuesday afternoon / evening snow have increased. An inch or two looks like a decent bet, followed by a quick freeze.