Cold and Dry Friday; Rain Chances Return Sunday

We're starting off this Friday with cold and clear conditions. Highs are only expected to reach the upper 30s, but with plenty of sunshine.

Posted: Jan 22, 2021 6:56 AM
Updated: Jan 22, 2021 9:50 AM

We've made it to Friday! As we head out the door this morning temperatures are on the cold side with partly cloudy skies. Winds are making it feel more like the low to mid 20s. This afternoon will improve, but only when it comes to sunshine. Highs will only top our right around the upper 30s. These conditions are just the start of a bitterly cold weekend.

We will continue to see a northwesterly flow today, but as high pressure settles in to the Upper Ohio River Valley winds will shift out of the northeast tomorrow. This weather pattern, along with clear skies will help drive temperatures to their lowest point of the new year! Tomorrow morning's low temperature is expected to hit 20°, but that's not even the worse part. Wind speeds will still be as strong as 5 mph to 10 mph as the sun rises on the Tri-State Saturday making those morning lows feel more like the teens. 

Saturday afternoon is going to be basically a repeat of today. Temperatures will once again be on the struggle bus. We'll be lucky to hit 40° under partly cloudy skies. The cold and clear conditions won't be hanging around to the entire weekend. All eyes are on the next system bringing rainfall to the Tri-State as we wrap up the weekend. A cold front stalling out to our west will generate some scattered on and off rainfall throughout our Sunday afternoon and evening. Temperatures will make a little progress, rising into the upper 40s that afternoon. Soaking conditions will continue throughout your Monday with highs in the mid 50s.

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The cold front has come and gone and with it our threat for Severe Weather. However, scattered showers and thunderstorms will continue to affect portions of the Tri-State through the remainder of the evening ahead. In fact, there is a possibility that some of the thunderstorms we see between now and 9PM or so could produce small hail and wind gusts in excess of 40 mph. Anyone planning on attending a football game this evening should make sure an umbrella or poncho is on hand to keep you dry and should anticipate at least some rain delays to occur. The rain should finally exit east of the Tri-State between 10PM and 12AM; it's around that time that wind speeds will again pick up some steam - our northwesterly winds are expected to gust as high as 35 mph at times overnight.
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