The first Friday of 2014 is definitely making an impression today. Expect conditions to be sunny, cold, windy and dry. Highs will only get to 48 degrees this afternoon, but with wind gusts up to 30 mph, it will feel much colder than that. Freeze warnings will expire by 9 am along with the wind chill advisories. Red flag warnings have also been issued till 6pm, so do try to limit the use of outdoor burning. With dry conditions in place and strong gusts, it’s the perfect combination to have a fire spread quickly. Gale warnings have been issued as well till 1 pm this afternoon. With high pressure building north of us, colder air will continue to sink in. Saturday morning lows will only be in the low 20’s. We will have mostly sunny skies on Saturday and as winds shift more towards the east, it will help rise afternoon high temps to 60 degrees. By Sunday, skies will be partly sunny and with a more southerly flow, we do have a chance for a pop up shower and highs will make it back to the mid 60’s. Another strong arctic cold front will plunge through the area Sunday night leaving us with some cold and dry air once again. Highs on Monday will only reach 50 and windy conditions will make it feel even cooler. Tuesday and Wednesday will be mostly sunny with morning lows around 30 degrees and afternoon highs only reaching the upper 40’s to low 50’s. By Thursday, we’ll have partly sunny skies, light scattered shower and a high of 62.
Stay warm and have a pleasant weekend!