Colder for another day Monday
An expansive low-pressure system that has been over the Great Lakes today has continued to contribute to stubborn cloud cover overhead. By later afternoon, more sunshine finally poked out but winds gusting upwards of 30 mph has kept temperatures cool and feeling cold.
Heading into tonight, winds are likely to stay stronger through midnight before they start to calm. A breeze by Monday morning combined with lows in the upper teens could mean many of us start with wind chills feeling at or slightly below double digits.
Here’s a look from one of our Stormcast versions showing this system still over the Great Lakes by later this evening. Cloud cover will continue to break apart for partly cloudy conditions Sunday night, with more clearing expected for Monday. We remain dry for this reason through the first part of next week, too.
As this system sinks south and east on Monday, more cold air will continue to be brought into our region even as winds start to die down. Highs will generally be in the upper 30s and low 40s, until we get some warmer air from a southern wind shift by Tuesday. Then, temperatures finally return to normal: back near the 50s!
What has been odd to watch this season is the ever-present signal to see some winter weather by Wednesday or Thursday each week. That signal is there again this week with rain looking to transition to snow by Thursday. Impacts and amounts are too early to tell at this point.
Meteorologist Jessica Blum