The warming trend continues into Monday thanks to a southerly wind. Clouds will increase overnight and stick around tomorrow. By Monday night plan for scattered showers ahead of our next strong cold front.
Lows Monday will be warmer and above freezing in the mid 30s to low 40s, with highs near normal in the upper 50s to low 60s.
The front moves in around midnight Tuesday, and temps fall quickly into the upper 20s to low 30s just before sunrise, resulting in rain mixed with freezing rain/sleet, eventually mixing in with some snow too as it gets cold enough. We'll likely start to see ice form initially on the bridges and overpasses with main roads possibly getting patchy ice formation as the day wears on. This will have a high impact on travel, and you're encouraged to stay of roads and limit travel if possible. Clearing is expected from north to south by Tuesday evening, so depending on how long the moisture lasts and the temperatures, we might be looking at impact to both the morning and evening commutes.
*This winter weather event is different from others this season because it will be raining Monday night ahead of the front and colder air. It won't take long for ice to develop and accumulate on surfaces as temps fall below freezing. Anything that stays wet Tuesday night will re-freeze Wednesday morning due to a hard freeze, lows are expected to fall into the teens and 20s.
Plan for a hard freeze as we dry and clear out Wednesday morning. Lows will drop into the teens and 20s, only warming into the 30s by the afternoon.
A disturbance moves in from the west Wednesday night into Thursday morning, bringing another brief 30% chance of a wintry mix since lows will be below freezing again in the 20s. Highs make it above freezing into the upper 30s to low 40s, and the disturbance moves out quickly, so any potential wintry weather will be short lived and confined to the morning.
A warming trend takes us into the weekend with lows in the 40s and highs in the 60s by Saturday.
Plan ahead here with the 7 day forecast.