After some leftover snow showers this morning, clouds have broken for sunshine behind a weak cold front. That front has kicked up some gusty winds though. Look for highs to reach the lower 30s in the valleys and upper 20s in the higher elevations.
As the wind drops off tonight temperatures will really drop under partly cloudy skies. Lows will be near 10 in town with many outlying areas in the single digits. A few of the very coldest spots could fall below zero.
The next storm heads our way on Tuesday with skies turning cloudy first thing in the morning and snow arriving during the afternoon. Expect a start time between noon and 4pm from west to east. A coating to two inches of snow is possible, but as warmer air moves in that snow will change to sleet and freezing rain Tuesday evening. That can lead to some hazardous conditions on the roads. Overnight temperatures will rise above freezing in many spots changing things over to plain rain before ending by Wednesday morning. But lingering ice can still be a problem for the morning commute.
We'll keep the clouds around Wednesday but temperatures will be quite a bit warmer as highs finally reach the 40s! A cold front moving through late will bring a return to colder temperatures for the end of the week. We're keeping an eye on the potential that the front stalls and a storm tracks along it with rain changing to snow Wednesday evening into Thursday morning. We'll keep you updated.
It dries out during the day Thursday with colder but drier weather back through Friday. Gradually temperatures start warming back up next weekend with highs up near 40 degrees along with some sunshine.
-- Meteorologist Dave Skutnik