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New week, new look...

Jason Samenow @ 2:00 AM unveils a new look and some new features this week (our webmaster will highlight these in the afternoon update), but will there be anything "new" in the weather? The detailed week ahead forecast follows...


Abundant moisture associated with a wave of low pressure passing through will produce intermittent periods of rain, mostly light, but occasionally moderate. The rain should taper off by the early evening, with rainfall totals generally from 0.5-1". The clouds and rain should prevent temperatures from exceeding the mid 40s. Overnight, expect gradual clearing, with lows near 35 downtown and 30 in the suburbs.


Weak high pressure builds in, but a relatively mild airmass will allow temperatures to reach the low 50s with plenty of sunshine. Tomorrow night, a strong cold front will swing through late, with temperatures falling to near freezing.


Wednesday will be windy and significantly colder. The National Weather Service forecast high (as I write this) is 46...but I think that forecast is 5-10 degrees too warm. I expect temperatures to only reach the mid to upper 30s with a stiff northwest wind of 20-25 mph. Overnight it will be blustery and very cold, with lows in the mid 20s downtown and near 20 in the colder suburbs.


Northwest winds (somewhat reduced from Wednesday) will continue to blow in wintry air. Despite plenty of sunshine, the high should just climb to around 40. Thursday night should be clear and quite cold with lows in the mid 20s downtown and high teens in the suburbs.


High pressure will dominate and the cold air mass overhead will begin to erode. Expect abundant sunshine and high temperatures nearing 50. Overnight, it will be clear but not as cold as winds become more southerly, with lows near 32 downtown and in the upper 20s in the suburbs.


Southerly winds will help temperatures warm into the mid 50s for a high with a mix of sun and clouds. Overnight clouds will increase ahead of a develop storm to our southwest, with lows around 40.


In a setup similar to today's, an area of low pressure looks to approach from the southwest, with rain overspreading the area. High temperatures should be in the mid to upper 40s.


The average high this week is in the low 40s and the average low is in the upper 20s. Temperatures this week will be a bit cooler than last week's and I imagine the gradual cooling trend will continue in the week that follows.

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