Brandon Weatherz: Mild and quiet weekend ahead
It feels like mid-January today, but unseasonable warmth will make a return for a quiet weekend. We head out the door to temps in single digits to upper teens, then highs top off in upper teens to mid-20s. Stubborn cloud cover staying too low to be detected by radar has produced scattered flurries and a quick dusting this morning. This shallow cloud layer should still break up gradually as we head through the day.
Skies become mostly cloudy overnight with lows in single digits to mid-teens. A south wind kicks in and begins the warming trend. The weekend will then be mild with mostly cloudy skies prevailing. Highs on Saturday will be in upper 20s to mid-30s. We stay in mid-20s Saturday night, then highs push above freezing on Sunday. The weather pattern will once again allow for a warm air inversion that would trap moisture near the surface, leading to areas of freezing fog again.
The next system bringing precipitation chances to the region will bring a mix of rain and snow from the south Sunday night into Monday, then tapering off Tuesday morning. The Twin Ports remains generally on the northern edge of precipitation chances from that round.
Today: A mix of clouds and sun. High 20. N wind shifting to SW 2-8 mph.
Tonight: Mostly cloudy. Low 12. SW wind 5-10 mph.
Tomorrow: Mostly cloudy. High 31. S wind 5-10 mph.
Tomorrow night: Most cloudy. Low 26. S wind 5-10 mph.
Sunday: Cloudy. High 35. S wind 5-15 mph.
Monday: Cloudy with a chance for wintry mix. High 33. NE wind 5-15 mph. Chance of precip: 40%
Tuesday: Mostly cloudy with a slight chance for snow in the morning. High 30. N wind 5-15 mph. Chance of snow: 20%
Wednesday: Mostly cloudy. High 25. NE wind 5-10 mph.
Thursday: Mostly cloudy with a chance for snow. High 23. NE wind 5-10 mph. Chance of snow: 30%