Breezy and not as cold today
Warmer air is blowing into the region today ahead of a weak storm system that will skirt the area to the north as it pushes into the Great Lakes later today. Expect mostly cloudy skies throughout the day with a few breaks of sunshine possible and high temperatures will be in the lower 30s. That's about ten degrees above the seasonal average. Winds will be on the gusty side at times, reaching 25 miles per hour in the afternoon especially producing wind chill values in the teens and 20s.
Mild midweek sunshine
We'll have sunshine and high temperatures in the mid and upper 30s for the middle part of the week. Winds will be a little lighter, so the wind chill levels will be a bit closer to those incredible temperatures.
Late week snow
A storm system will move through the region late in the week, bringing a chance for a wintry mix of rain and snow on Thursday. Little if any snowfall accumulation is expected with the leading edge of the system with high temperatures in the mid and upper 30s.
Light snow showers will develop on the backside of the storm system on Friday along with some raw, gusty northwest winds that will reach 30 miles per hour at times. A light coating of snowfall is possible Friday with high temperatures in the upper 20s.
A colder weekend
Colder, drier air will settle into the region for the weekend behind the late-week storm system. We'll have occasional sunshine during the weekend with high temperatures in the upper teens and lower 20s which is actually a couple of degrees below the seasonal average.
Here is your morning weather update from Meteorologist Ted Schmidt: