A nice treat is in store for this Presidents Day in the form of a warm up with high temperatures actually getting above seasonal norms this afternoon. We'll start out with sunshine this morning. As we get into mid-day a brisk south wind begins to kick in and high clouds will begin to filter that sunshine. We become mostly cloudy by mid afternoon with highs for the day climbing into the lower 40's on south winds of 15 to 20 MPH.
Enjoy the mild air this afternoon... a strong cold front will move in overnight. Ahead of this Arctic boundary we will see widespread, light rain showers develop this evening and continue through the overnight. Temps will slowly fall into the upper 30's by the pre-dawn hours and before the front arrives. As we move toward daybreak and the Tuesday morning commute the winds will pick up and gust to 45 MPH as the cold air begins to rush in. The rain showers will quickly switch over to scattered snow showers for the morning drive. We don't expect any accumulation, but weather will be the BIG story of the day as temps fall like a rock and windchill values fall of the end of the table. By early to mid afternoon the mercury will have fallen into the low and mid 20's and, with winds howling into the 40 to 45 MPH range, the feels-like temps will be in the single digits and teens as skies slowly clear.
Wednesday and Thursday will be cold. In spite of some sunshine, with partly cloudy skies each day, highs won't get out of the 20's!
So enjoy the short-lived warm up. I hope you have a great President's Day!