Back up we go, at least for now.
The temperature swing continues, featuring the upward tick Tuesday. We started out the morning in the 40s and will keep rising into the low 50s Tuesday afternoon. However, this warm push of air has arrived because of a storm – the same storm that is spreading rain across the state. Expect rounds of rain and drizzle to continue into the night before this storm races off to the northeast. When it does, much drier but colder air will take its place.
Temperatures will drop to the upper 30s overnight and only recover to near 40 degrees Wednesday, with gusty northwest winds. Sunshine will mix with clouds. Then, temperatures will drop into the 20s overnight. Highs will be stopped in the 40s on Thursday as sunshine early gives way to clouds once again.
A new, weaker storm will move our way Thursday into Friday. This is a clipper that will be lacking in moisture, but could produce scattered rain or snow showers along the way. It will kick up the winds, and bring in even colder air behind it for Friday. Highs will struggle to get to the mid 30s.
A third storm will move this way Saturday. It will move into this cold air mass, so it could start as a wintry mix before pushing over to rain. We will watch the details of this one closely. One thing we do know, it will leave for the second half of the weekend with temperatures once again on the rise.