Variably Cloudy and Cold Today, Sunny & Cold Thursday 

From the TV 5 Forecast Center:


Skies will be variably cloudy through mid-afternoon followed by brightening skies from north to south across the state as high pressure approaches from the north and west. Temperatures will remain very cold today with highs in the mid-teens to low 20s this afternoon. Skies will be clear tonight as high pressure continues to move into the region. Expect a frigid night tonight with lows running in the teens below zero over the northern half of the state, single digits below zero over inland cities/towns and near or a little above zero for coastal and southern areas.


Strong high pressure will move overhead on Thursday bringing us lots of sunshine. Temperatures will be a bit warmer on Thursday with afternoon highs mainly in the 20s. High pressure will slide to our east for Friday which will switch our wind direction around to a milder southerly wind. The milder wind will push temperatures into the 30s in most locales for Friday and Saturday which is where temperatures should be for this time of year. A cold front is forecast to cross the state later in the day Saturday accompanied by a few snow showers. Colder air behind the front will move in Saturday night and early Sunday making for a cooler second half of the weekend. Cold temperatures will be with us through all of next week. No big storms in sight for at least the next week or so, so plan on a quiet stretch of weather through the middle of next week.



Rest of Today: variably cloudy and cold. Highs between 13°-23°. North wind around 10 MPH.


Tonight: clear and frigid. Lows between -16° to +1°. Northwest wind 5-10 MPH.


Thursday: lots of sunshine. Highs between 19°-26°. Northwest wind 5-10 MPH.


Friday: mostly sunny during the morning then increasing clouds during the afternoon. Milder with highs between 31°-36°.


Saturday: variably cloudy and milder. A few snow showers possible. Highs in the mid-30s to around 40°.


Sunday: variably cloudy with scattered snow showers. Colder with highs in the mid-20s to low 30s.




Todd Simcox


WABI TV 5 & The CW