Hello folks, daytime highs struggled to reach the 50 degree mark across the region on Monday thanks to a persistent northwest flow. An area of low pressure is parked well to our northeast, yet it still has an impact on our weather. Areas of low pressure spin counter clockwise, and that is the reason for the chilly northwesterly winds. This set up will stick with us most of the work week, expect cooler than average temperatures. Expect near seasonable temperatures tonight in the 30s, with occasional passing showers and mountain snow. Tuesday expect more clouds and passing light rain in the valley with a possible flurry and mountain snow showers. Afternoon highs will struggle to get into the low 40s, along with breezy conditions the 'feel like' temperature will be in the 30s. Peaks could add an additional 2-3 inches of snow before Tuesday night.
We catch a bit of a break come Wednesday with a mix of sun and clouds, yet still on the cooler side with highs in the low to mid 40s. Starting Thursday morning a robust area of low pressure will move in from the Ohio River Valley bringing us our next significant weather maker. We could be looking at snow before a change over to rain into Friday morning to mid day. Some of our highest mountain tops could pick up several inches of heavy wet snow, with lighter accumulations closer to 1,000'. Warmer air will wrap into the system eventually turning over al all rain for the valleys and staying mostly snow for our higher peaks.
Looking towards the weekend our weather pattern is still active which we will be keeping a close eye on. For now temperatures look to stay a tad warmer yet still below average expect more rain versus snow.
Enjoy the rest of your Monday!
-SkyTracker Meteorologist Torrance Gaucher
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