The Presidents' Day storm system that brought a fresh coating of light to moderate snowfall to the area (a record-tying 4.2" in Rochester) has moved away to the east and now colder air is blowing into the region on raw northwest winds today. Aside from a few flurries early in the morning, we'll have a drier, quieter weather picture today, but even with a fair amount of sunshine temperatures won't warm very much during the day. Temperatures will essentially remain steady in the teens with wind chill values in the single digits. Those northwest winds will occasionally reach 20 to 25 miles per hour, making for a blustery and unpleasant Tuesday in our area.
High pressure will settle in for the midweek, setting the stage for sunny, but very cold weather across the area. High temperatures Wednesday will be in the single digits and then on Thursday, we'll barely climb out of the single digits. Overnight lows the next couple of nights will be subzero with Wednesday night looking to be the colder of the two when overnight lows will be in the -10 to -15 range.
Warmer air will work its way into the region Thursday night and temperatures will climb from the single digits late in the night to the 30s by Friday afternoon and brisk south winds.
The weekend forecast is still looking great as sunshine and warmer than average temperatures are expected in our area. High temperatures will be in the mid to upper 30s with lows in the 20s.
Here is your morning weather update from Meteorologist Ted Schmidt: