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RAIN GOES BACK TO SNOW TONIGHT
The warmer temperatures won’t last this time around. A cold front will cross through the region tonight and temperatures will drop toward the upper 20s by Daybreak Thursday. Rain will continue through the evening and overnight. As the temperatures drop, rain will transition over to a wintry mix. This changeover is expected between 2 and 4 a.m. As we continue to cool, any wintry mix will change to all snow. That is expected to occur between 3 and 5 a.m. A light accumulation of slushy snow is possible through the early morning. If the snow can stick to the wet surfaces across the area, it would only amount to a trace to around 1″.

NOT AS WARM THURSDAY
Afternoon highs won’t be as warm Thursday. We will not see much of a rise in temperatures through the afternoon. Temperatures will hover in the mid to upper 20s throughout the day. The chance for snow is mainly in the morning, with only a low chance for an isolated flurry expected through the afternoon and evening. Skies will remain mostly cloudy.

NEXT SURGE OF ARCTIC AIR APPROACHES THURSDAY NIGHT
More arctic air will move into the region overnight Thursday. Temperatures will begin falling toward the upper teens by Daybreak Friday. As the arctic cold front moves into the region, spotty snow showers are possible. There is a chance for bursts of snow capable of producing whiteout conditions overnight through early Friday morning.

TEMPERATURES TUMBLE THROUGH THE DAY FRIDAY
Frigid, arctic air will continue moving into the region through the day Friday. Temperatures will fall through the afternoon instead of rising. We will fall to the mid to lower teens Friday afternoon and then drop toward the single digits Friday night. It will be a mostly cloudy day and a few passing snow showers or flurries are possible.

Lows Friday night will be in the single digits again. Current forecast low is for 6° by Saturday morning. An isolated flurry or snow shower is possible overnight with partly cloudy skies.

TEMPERATURE ROLLER COASTER CONTINUES SATURDAY AS TEMPS BEGIN WARMING
After a cold Saturday morning, temperatures will slowly begin to rebound. Highs Saturday reach around 20°. A weak storm system moving through the region will bring the risk for scattered snow showers.

Sunday will be even warmer with highs in the mid-20s. Another storm system approaches the area through the day. This will bring another round of scattered snow showers to the Valley. Neither storm system this weekend looks like a heavy snow-maker. However, we will be cold enough that any snow should be able to stick and both systems bring the risk for at least a light coating.

EARLY WEEK WARM-UP BEFORE NEXT SURGE OF ARCTIC AIR
Temperatures continue warming Monday. Highs will be in the mid-30s. A storm system impacting the region will bring the risk for more scattered snow. Temperatures are expected to rise above the freezing mark for afternoon highs and any snow may mix with a little rain.

The risk for showers will continue Tuesday as temperatures continue to warm. Highs will be around 40° early in the day. We will see a steady fall in temperatures through the afternoon and evening Tuesday. That will lead to a changeover of rain to snow by Tuesday night. Temperatures will continue falling Tuesday night as more arctic air moves into the region.

We will be in the mid-teens by Daybreak Wednesday. Temperatures will continue falling through the day as the core of the bitter cold airmass moves into the region. Expect temperatures dropping toward the single digits Wednesday afternoon into the evening. A few snow showers or flurries will be possible.

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