Yesterday we broke out of our lake effect and the sun came out to make a welcome appearance. Our high was 30° and the low was 18.5°.
We will start the day with sunshine before the wind switches back to the west increasing our cloud cover. Winds will be gusting 30 to 35 mph.
- Windy today - Fair wx is fcst today with a mix of sun and clouds and seasonably cold temperatures. However it will be rather windy with a strong pressure gradient in place this morning and as deeper mixing develops. Wind gusts to 30 to 35 mph range are expected later this morning into the aftn. Some higher gusts to near 40 mph are possible mainly over our se fcst area late this morning/early aftn as suggested by the latest runs of the HRRR and 00Z HREF. Tranquil wx is fcst tonight through midweek as the upper pattern becomes rather zonal and temperatures undergo a slow moderating trend. A consensus blend of our latest numerical guidance max/mins is likely a bit too mild with max temps through midweek given the very expansive snow cover in place across much of our area. - Wx becomes a bit unsettled late this week - Trends in latest medium range guidance suggest that a cold front will approach from the west on Thursday and bring a chc of rain showers. Fropa will most likely occur Thursday night and a slightly colder airmass will move in and result in potential for light mixed pcpn Thur night/Friday. At this time very little if any impacts from the light mixed pcpn are expected with sfc temps staying above the freezing mark. Near to slightly above normal temps are expected next weekend. Tranquil wx is probable but larger medium range guidance discrepancies that far out in time result in lower forecast confidence for next weekend and beyond.