Forecast Last Updated at Monday, January 21, 2019 at 6:47AM
We’re at the low point of the winter-to-date with respect to temperatures. With full sunshine, temperatures will only reach the 20s with teens on the mountaintops. Tuesday will continue under mostly sunny skies, but with temperatures not quite as cold (but still well below normal). Another soaking rain event returns for Wednesday, however, there is a risk of the precipitation starting as a wintry/icy mix late Tuesday night or first thing Wednesday.
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Hi: 24 Lo: 10
Clear; Very cold for MLK Day; Blustery morning with subzero wind chills; NW wind 10-20 mph gusting to 30, diminishing
Hi: 35 Lo: 27
Mostly sunny, then increasing cloudiness late; A light wintry mix possible late Tuesday night; SE wind 5-10 mph
Hi: 45 Lo: 36
Cloudy with an early wintry or icy mix changing to rain; Heaviest rain PM; SW wind 5-15 mph but gusty at higher elev's
Hi: 40 Lo: 21
Mostly cloudy with early rain ending as snow showers or flurries; Windy & turning colder with early high temps
Hi: 31 Lo: 14
Partly cloudy & cold; AM flurries possible
Saturday - Mostly sunny & very cold; Becoming partly cloudy Saturday night; High in the upper 20s; Low in the upper teens
Sunday - Mostly cloudy; Light snow or flurries possible; High in the mid 30s; Low in the lower 20s
Arctic high pressure is sliding by to our north today. It’s responsible for the single-digit start to the day. The coldest spot that we could find was 8 degrees below zero at the Sugar Mountain summit. Now that's cold!
Skies will be sunny today and it will be clear tonight with a continuation of very cold temperatures. Valleys will be coldest tonight, with lots of single digits in the deeper holes.
Tuesday won’t be quite as cold, however, temperatures will still be several degrees below normal for late-January. Clouds will be on the increase late in the day as the next storm system takes shape over the central part of the United States. A problem arises late Tuesday night and early Wednesday as moisture arrives with pre-existing cold, dry air in place. The threat exists for a period of wintry mix at onset before going over to all rain during Wednesday. We expect another rainfall event of an inch plus from this system.
Behind the front, cold air invades again early Thursday with rain ending as snow showers or flurries. A follow-up disturbance could bring more snow showers or flurries by Friday morning.
Cold weather is here to stay through the weekend. In fact, another weather-maker could bring a threat of snow by the end of next weekend, although details are extremely fuzzy at this time range.
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