Friday, December 2, 2016 Updated: 10:25 PM
It's been another cool and cloudy day across the region. There is a chance at a brief appearance of some sunshine Saturday afternoon but a chance of winter weather plus cooler temperatures are in the forecast.
While it did feel a bit cooler this afternoon, especially with the cloud cover,temperatures were actually pretty close to average today. Topping out ij the mid 30's Overnight the clouds will stick around and with light winds from the west temperatures will drop into the 20's for most locations, which is actually above average.
An area of high pressure to our west will inch closer to our neck of the woods tonight, slowly moving to our east on Saturday. This will come with more dry air, leading to a better chance to see a bit of clearing. Saturday will start off cool and cloudy but around the noon hour there should be a little sunshine peeking through. High temperatures will once again be close to average in the low to mid 30's. A warm front will then be sliding this way from the west overnight into Sunday. This will bring clouds back and the chance for some light precipitation. A wintry mix of snow, rain and freezing drizzle will all be possible, but in the end the overall impact looks minimal. Temperatures will be rising a bit more on Sunday, with highs in the mid to upper 30's and any lingering precipitation will likely be rain.
Temperatures look to peak on Monday when we could be around 40° again, but as the next cold front gets ready to pass through, clouds will again be increasing. The pattern then gets really tricky heading into the middle of next week. What appears rather certain is that the coldest air of the season thus far will likely arrive from Canada. The big question mark is whether or not a storm will accompany the arrival of cold air. The forecast models remain all over the place with how this pattern change unfolds, but at least low end chances of snow will remain in the forecast during this time period. Hopefully by the time we head into the weekend we will start to get a clearer picture on whether or not a storm will bring a good amount of snow to parts of the Upper Midwest or if it will just turn out to be flurries and snow showers. Either way, it will be the first time we actually feel like winter. Have a great evening and weekend!
-Meteorologist Drew Williams