Those winds are a-howlin' out there - peak wind gusts near 30 mph out of the northwest kept temperatures well below the norm earlier today and while they'll weaken overnight, those northwesterly winds will help drive the mercury to its lowest point since the morning of February 20th. Thankfully, we'll remain well above that morning's low of 4° - though I'll caution, our low of 23° will be quite chilly as you head out tomorrow morning.
Sure, tomorrow morning won't seem at all springlike, but it looks as though each day over the next several will be warmer than the one the preceded it. After only reaching 47° this afternoon, we'll tip the scales at 52° come Friday. Saturday will be more than 10° warmer than Friday's mark - we'll hit 63°; as for Sunday, some of us could even crack the 70° mark by Easter. The warming trend won't stop with the conclusion of the weekend either - Monday and Tuesday will bring about highs in the mid to low 70s! Did I mention that every one of these warmer days will either be mostly sunny or Partly Cloudy? Gorgeous.
We'll have to wait until at least next Wednesday before either temperatures take a step down from the prior day or rain chances grace the Tri-State with their presence. Current model data suggests that a core of low pressure will slowly approach the Midwest midway through next week before settling in over the region. That low will generate scattered rainfall Wednesday and even the potential for thunderstorms/Severe Weather next Thursday. Obviously, we're quite a ways out, but we'll keep a close eye on Next Thursday for the time being.