Warmer today, watching winter weather for the weekend

Things warmed up above freezing on Sunday.  The southerly winds helped to push warmer air into the region.  Sunday did start out in the single digits as it was 8 at Butler. Once the day moved along we managed to get into the upper 30s across the area.  The high temperature was 38 at Butler.  Normal temperatures for this time are year are lows at 20-degrees and daytime highs of 40-degrees.

Monday will be more of the same, those pesky strong southerly winds will continue to aid with warm air flow into the area.  Temperatures will be eight to twelve degrees warmer than Sunday. Monday night’s low will be in the upper 30s.

Monday night into Tuesday morning we will see chances for some moisture, drizzle or some of us could see a light sprinkle or two.  Not enough moisture through all the levels of the atmosphere to create any significant rain for the morning hours.

Wednesday and Thursday look nice as well. Temperatures on Wednesday could be in the upper 50s. a bit, but still above normal for Thursday as a cold front will pass through the state. The big changes are moving in for Friday and the weekend.

Much colder air will filter in behind Thursday’s cold front as winter reminds us it early January.  It is still six days out and things can really change between now and slight variances in where the moisture is, where the cold air is and how consistent the temperature of the atmosphere from the lower into the mid and upper levels are. So hang on and I’ll keep an eye on future model runs as the week progresses.

Here’s your Quickcast:

Today: Mostly cloudy skies. Highs in the mid-40s.

Tonight: Mostly cloudy skies, lows in the upper 30s.

Tuesday: Mostly cloudy skies continue. Chance of drizzle or a sprinkle or two before noon. South winds continue to pump the warmer air into the region, highs in the mid-50s.

Tuesday night: Partly cloudy skies, lows in the lower to mid-30s.

Wednesday: Partly cloudy skies, not as windy.  Highs in the mid to upper 50s.

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