We're starting the workweek on a sour note today thanks to the arrival of a storm system and its Arctic cold front that will create slick conditions and drop our temperatures dramatically.
Light snow continues for our eastern counties for the early afternoon. Rochester earlier picked up two inches of snowfall and now blowing snow remains a concern as northwest winds are gusting from 30 to 40 miles per hour and that will go on until sunset. Temperatures will slowly ease their way down through the teens as Arctic air blows in behind the storm system.
Skies will begin to clear this evening, but a few flurries will still be possible while raw northwest winds will take until midnight to drop off. Temperatures will fall slightly below zero late tonight with wind chills as cold as -20.
Cold high pressure will stick around for Tuesday and Wednesday, bringing bright, cold sunshine to the region and high temperatures will be in the single digits for both days while morning low temperatures will be below zero, especially on Wednesday morning when we may see some spots reach the -10 range.
Warmer air will build in for Thursday as a storm system approaches from the west. Light snow will be possible later in the morning and through the afternoon Thursday with a coating of an inch or two of accumulation possible and high temperatures will be in the mid-20s.
Another storm system will bring a chance of light snow late Friday and Friday night with another light coating possible and high temperatures will be in the lower 30s.
The weekend looks blustery and seasonably cold with high temperatures in the 20s Saturday and then teens Sunday with increasing sunshine through the weekend.