Sunday, January 29, 2012

Taking The Second Of Three Steps Back

Yesterday's high near 50 degrees will be approached today but thanks to a cool front crossing the region overnight, we'll get knocked back another notch in the temperature department.  Last night's front didn't do much precipitation wise, bringing a few sprinkles to the region, but winds picked up and gusted to over 30 mph in much of the region in the late evening and Midnight hours.

Winds won't be quite as strong today but they will still be a bit of a factor, gusting to over 20 mph from time to time.  Despite that, and the fact temperatures will be a couple of degrees cooler, it will be a pretty similar day to yesterday around here.  Expect highs in the middle and upper 40's across the region with a mix of sunshine and cloud cover.  More sun will be expected this morning and early afternoon, with more cloud cover expected during the late afternoon and evening hours.  The third step down occurs after the second of two cool fronts crosses the region after dark tonight, bringing a rain or snow shower.  The best chance for snow showers are generally city and northwest.  At worst, some coating accumulations are possible in a few spots but with winds picking back up in the wake of this next front it could make for a "fun" couple of hours Sunday evening as the front moves through.  We'll have more on that later on this evening.