Tonight: Partly to mostly cloudy. A couple passing sprinkles or showers possible. Wind: S 3-8 Low: 33-38
Thursday: Periods of clouds and sun. Breezy at times and mild. Wind: SE/S 7-12G20 High: 52-59
Thursday Night: Mild with scattered rain showers. Wind: S 6-12 Low: 44-49
Quiet weather continues in our region tonight. Sky conditions will vary from partly to mostly cloudy. Lows range in the low to upper 30s.
Thursday warms up significantly. It continues to look like most of the daylight hours will be dry. Periods of some sun are expected with highs in the 50s to around 60 with any prolonged sunshine in the afternoon. Winds will be southeast to south and could gust 15-20mph at times. The chance of showers increases overnight Thursday to 40%. Lows will stay in the mid 40s to around 50. If winds are a bit stronger, lows may not drop out of the 50s.
The powerful storm out west will lift northeast into the western Great Lakes Friday, weakening as it does so. Impacts on our forecast will be a chance of rain and higher than average temperatures for a couple days. We are not anticipating any damaging winds, heavy snow or prolonged heavy rain from it. The best chance of rain will come Thursday night and early Friday. We are expecting long dry periods and some periods of sunshine Friday afternoon as the dry slot from the storm moves into our area. It will be during this dry slot that temperatures will rise into the upper 50s and low 60s. It does turn colder and more seasonable for the weekend. The chance of rain Friday is 40% early and tapers to 30% in the afternoon and evening.
For St. Patrick’s Day weekend it will turn colder, but not silly-cold. There is a slight chance of snow flurries or flakes Saturday with highs in the mid to upper 30s. St. Patrick’s Day looks pleasant with sunshine and highs in the mid to upper 30s. Monday through Wednesday also looks quiet with high pressure settling into the northeast. Highs will be seasonable in the low to mid 40s. Overnight lows remain in the 20s.