February 21, 2019                       2:15 PM    

      A cold front will move through by tonight bringing with it a return to seasonable temperatures. There will be some varying intervals of cloudiness through tonight while we remain on the periphery of a ridge of high pressure building in, with lows in the 20s. High pressure will dominate tomorrow and Saturday with sunshine and highs near 40. As the high moves east, another storm system will impact our region for the latter half of the weekend. The storm will have a milder airmass than the last one to work with, so it is expected to be all or mostly rain with the potential for some sleet to briefly mix in across far inland areas at the onset Saturday night. Rain will end with highs in the 40s to near 50 Sunday. A strong cold front will move through Sunday night into Monday with a significant blast of cold air, which will favor strong west to northwest winds gusts as it moves in. Towards the middle of next week we do have an opportunity for some snow in the Wednesday-Thursday time frame. Too early to quantify how big a threat this is, but the pattern may become briefly favorable for a winter storm to develop during this time.

Meteorologist Ryan Gallagher