This week we are expecting two arctic fronts to push in with the coldest air we have seen so far this winter.
The first one pushes in for Monday dropping temps to only mid 30s for highs with wind chills in the 20s. You can see how cold the air mass is dropping into the northern U.S. from Canada in the first two graphics.
Monday night/Tuesday morning we should see mid teens in the city with possibly 10-13° in our northern and eastern counties.
On Tuesday, highs should not get above freezing in the sunshine, staying in the upper 20s to near 30°.
There is some concern that Wednesday night-Thursday morning we could see some sleet/ice as the cold air tries to temporarily move out BUT temperatures are above freezing overnight.
THe third graphic shows the GFS model's forecast for 6AM Thursday.
Should that occur, the precipitation should be rain by Thursday afternoon as temperatures warm to the 40s.
On Friday, another strong arctic cold front will push in with morning showers ending as flurries.
By Saturday, we could stay below freezing again with lows in the teens and highs in the upper 20s to near 30°.
The last graphic shows the GFS models output for Friday 6PM.
THE LONG RANGE FORECAST IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE, SO WE'LL KEEP YOU POSTED ON THE LATEST.