Windy and cold today with a cool, but quiet weekend ahead

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After a mild spell of murky midweek weather, it’s back to reality for our Friday as cold air is blowing into the region in the wake of storm system that brought rain and then snow through on Thursday.

The clouds we saw earlier today have cleared and now we’re facing a bright, but chilly Friday. High temperatures will only be in the lower 30s today, the coldest temperatures since Monday and about ten degrees colder than the readings we experienced yesterday. Fortunately, this cooler weather will slow the snow melt, meaning less water will runoff into rivers and streams in the coming days. Winds today will certainly add a chill to the air, keeping wind chill values in the teens and 20s as they’ll gust to 35 miles per hour through sunset.

We’ll start Saturday with some sunshine, but a weak disturbance will bring clouds, then some light snow showers or flurries in the afternoon and evening. High temperatures tomorrow will be around the freezing mark, but at least west winds will be light.

St. Patrick’s Day Sunday is looking peaceful, but seasonably chilly with plenty of clouds around and perhaps a few glimpses at the sun. High temperatures will be in the mid 30s with a slight northwest breeze.

We’ll enjoy a quiet stretch of weather next week with sunshine and slightly warmer temperatures each day. High temperatures will be in the 30s Monday with 40s in store for the midweek and then some 50s may show up by next Friday and for next weekend.

Ted Schmidt

Ted Schmidt

Ted Schmidt is the morning and noon meteorologist at KTTC.

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