Dry and fair weather will be the rule overnight as high pressure resides over the region. With clearing skies overnight and winds calming for areas inland, that sets the stage for temperatures to drop to near 20 degrees.
Wednesday should be dry during the day with some morning and midday sunshine. High pressure moves off to the east and a southerly wind flow will strengthen, allowing high temperatures to soar above average, to the mid to upper-40s. However, a southwesterly breeze over the cold waters of the Eastern Great Lakes will keep areas downwind, slightly cooler. Cloud cover builds in through the afternoon as moisture builds in from the west. Shower chances increase late Wednesday night into Thursday. Any precipitation received Wednesday night will be mainly rain before changing over to a rain/wet snow mix early Thursday as temperatures hang out in the mid to upper-30s. A small break in the shower activity is possible Thursday night. Colder air builds in from the northwest, keeping the chance for lingering snow showers in the forecast Friday afternoon. The weather pattern looks more settled for the upcoming weekend with a mixture of sunshine and clouds.
The projected path of a late week storm has trended westward which would result in a more widespread accumulating snowfall for the area Friday. This would be combined with possible wind gusts to at least 45 mph. The wind chill will be brisk as a result of the gusty wind. Winds will be on the stronger side Friday night with additional snow showers.
The storm may be slow to exit the northeast this weekend, so there could be some passing snow showers on a windy Saturday morning along with a noticeable wind chill. Readings bounce back to more seasonable levels Sunday. Another storm passing south of the region will again spread snow or a wintry mix into the area Monday.
TUESDAY NIGHT: Clearing Skies, Low: 25-29, Wind: SW/S 5-11
WEDNESDAY: Mostly Sunny, Clouds filter in by later in the day, High: 43 waterfront, 48 inland, Wind: S/SW 8-15.
WEDNESDAY NIGHT: Cloudy Skies, Rain showers may transition over to a mix of Rain/Wet Snow Showers overnight into early Thursday. Low: 37
THURSDAY: Cloudy, Rain Showers, mixed with Wet Snow at times particularly across the higher terrain, High: 45, Low: 33
FRIDAY: Very Windy, Cloudy, Snow Likely, some accumulation possible along with strong wind gusts, High: 36, Low: 22
SATURDAY: Windy, Chance of some Passing Snow Showers, Partly Sunny, Noticeable Wind Chill, High: 36, Low: 28
SUNDAY: Mostly Sunny, Lighter Wind, High: 45 Low: 36
MONDAY: Mostly Cloudy, Snow or a Wintry Mix develops, High: 39, Low: 21
TUESDAY: Partly Sunny, Lingering shower possible, High: 35