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Forecast Last Updated at Tuesday, January 26, 2021 at 7:01AM

Buckle Up

We have quite the roller coaster ride over the next few days. Ridgetop temperatures this morning are either side of 50-degrees which point in the direction of where we are going today. Morning clouds, and perhaps a spotty lingering shower give way to increasing sunshine and an unseasonably mild afternoon. Today is the warmest since mid-December.
The leading edge of less cold air returns Wednesday followed by a big slug of cold air Thursday. Clouds return tomorrow with a brief window of rain Wednesday evening quickly transitioning to snow showers. Snow showers end as flurries Thursday morning- add WIND. See our discussion section for more details.

Please pardon some broken pages... We completed the move to new servers Friday night. Now, we are in a position to bring back some broken pages; however, getting everything back to "normal" is still probably takes through the end of January.

Tuesday

Hi: 60 Lo: 38

An early light shower possible; Then decreasing clouds for the afternoon; Unseasonably mild daytime; West wind 10-20 mph & gusty at times, becoming NW Tue. night
Wednesday

Hi: 49 Lo: 22

Clouds return; Turning colder; Brief rain Wednesday evening, changing to snow showers; Light wind, becoming NW 15-25 mph with gusts to 50 mph late Wed. night
Thursday

Hi: 31 Lo: 18

Mainly morning snow showers & flurries; Then clearing; Cold & blustery; NW wind 15-25 mph, AM gusts to 55 mph
Friday

Hi: 38 Lo: 20

Clearing skies; Rather cold
Saturday

Hi: 41 Lo: 30

Increasing PM clouds; Snow to a wintry mix developing Sat. night

Further Out

Sunday - Cloudy, early wintry mix possible changing to daytime rain; Colder Sun. night with rain changing to snow showers; High in the lower 40s; Low in the upper 20s
Monday - Mostly cloudy; Snow showers; Blustery; High in the upper 30s; Low in the lower 20s

Forecast Discussion

A warm front lifts through the region today followed by a cold front. As we scour the cloud cover and a breezy west wind picks-up temperatures zoom this afternoon. That's about all she wrote...

Low pressure zips along the Gulf Coast tomorrow and jumps to the Carolinas coast Thursday. Cooler air presses southwards tomorrow and then pours into the region late Wednesday night on a very strong northwesterly flow. Moisture is in tow, briefly as rain Wednesday evening (though we may go straight to snow) before converting to snow showers and ends Thursday morning. It's a quick thump of 1"-3", with maybe a tad more for the highest elevations. Clouds decrease Thursday afternoon.

Chilly high pressure makes a short-lived appearance Friday and into Saturday.

Another healthy low pressure center emerges Saturday, this time from the Lee Side of the Rockies. The track is more northerly, cutting through the Ohio Valley. The degree of cold air as the bulk of the moisture moves into the region is questionable. However, the battle plan today consists of an onset of snow Saturday night, transitioning to a wintry mix early Sunday, then to rain or possibly remaining as a mix for much of the day. As the low departs to our northeast colder air crashes Sunday night changing anything liquid over to snow showers. Northwest flow snow showers persist Monday and Monday night, and perhaps into Tuesday.

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