What. A. Day. Sure, it was a little chilly earlier this morning, but this afternoon was nothing short of beautiful. Afternoon highs peaking in the low 60s are just what the doctor ordered for this time of the season, but like all good things the mild weather must to come to an end. I'm tracking an inbound cold front hauling in from the U.S./Canadian border expected to pass overhead early Tuesday. Morning lows won't necessarily take a hit, but our afternoon high most certainly will; after reaching 61° on Monday, we'll only reach 49° come Tuesday afternoon!
If you think that's a bit chilly, you're really going to hate Wednesday morning. Driven lower by the combination of northerly winds, clear skies and the arrival of that Canadian air mass, our mercury will dive to its lowest point in over two weeks... The last time we saw temperatures as cold as 28°, was on the morning of November 2nd; many of us found ourselves weathering the bitterly cold temperatures waiting lines to cast our ballot. Fortunately, the blast of arctic air will exit as quickly as it will arrive - Temperatures will be on a gradual warming trend through the remainder of the work week and into the weekend ahead.
High pressure is expected to keep the skies above the Tri-State clear through at least Saturday when temperatures reach 15° beyond the average norm. Sunday on the other hand, represents the Ohio Valley's next chance for organized rainfall. Usually a significant temperature spike, much like the one we'll all see later this week, signifies that an equally noteworthy cooldown is sure to follow. It appears as though that will be the case Sunday - a cold front generating rainfall will likely pass through the region and drop temperatures from near 70° on Saturday, right back down to 49° on Monday.
Wear Your Mask.