DAYS 1-5 (JANUARY 28 – FEBRUARY 1)
After a mostly sunny day on Friday, one of the very few we’ve had this month, we’ll have to endure more cloudiness this weekend, but it won’t be a bad weekend by mid-winter standards, with mainly dry weather and a lack of serious cold weather. One weak low pressure area moving north of the region today is pulling a frontal boundary through the region with no more than a few flakes of snow scattered about, and this boundary will settle just to the south later today and tonight, to lift back to the north on Sunday as another low center heads through the eastern Great Lakes. This second low center will pass north of our region Sunday night into Monday pulling the boundary back through the region by early Monday, with a secondary cold front to come through at some point later Monday, but again with mainly dry weather and only the minimal chance of a passing shower or snow or rain, depending on location and timing. A small area of high pressure brings fair weather for the final day of January, and then we watch low pressure making a run at New England from the west southwest, bringing the opportunity for snow with colder air in place to start off February. At this point, this system does not look like it will arrive in the form of a strong storm, but rather a weaker wave of low pressure.
TODAY: A brief shower of very light snow or rain possible early in the day. Intervals of clouds and sun with a trend toward more sunshine with time. Highs 37-44. Wind W 10-20 MPH, higher gusts.
TONIGHT: Clouds return. Lows 25-32. Wind W diminishing to under 10 MPH and becoming variable.
SUNDAY: Intervals of sun and clouds with a trend toward more cloudiness. Highs 45-52. Wind SE up to 10 MPH early, then SW 10-20 MPH with higher gusts.
SUNDAY NIGHT: Mostly cloudy with a passing rain shower in the evening. Partly cloudy overnight. Lows 32-39. Wind SW 5-15 MPH with higher gusts, shifting to W.
MONDAY: Sun/cloud mix. Highs 40-47. Wind W 5-15 MPH, higher gusts.
MONDAY NIGHT: Variably cloudy with a passing rain or snow shower possible in the evening, followed by overnight clearing. Lows 22-29. Wind shifting to NW 10-20 MPH.
TUESDAY: Sun and passing clouds. Highs 28-35. Wind NW 10-20 MPH.
TUESDAY NIGHT: Increasing clouds. Lows 15-22. Wind N 5-15 MPH.
WEDNESDAY: Cloudy with a chance of snow. Highs 25-32. Wind NE 5-15 MPH.
DAYS 6-10 (FEBRUARY 2-6)
Watching for snow threats early and late period, with a shot of much colder air between as the general pattern set-up features colder high pressure to our north and a frontal boundary residing not too far south of this area.
DAYS 11-15 (FEBRUARY 7-11)
Colder pattern overall. Watching beginning of period for wintry precipitation threat carrying over from end of the previous period, and an additional disturbance mid to late period with another chance of wintry precipitation.