WEATHER BLOG: Mild For Now
Temperatures will be taking a turn for a much better Saturday with the southwest breeze, and in general, sunshine and only patchy clouds in the warm advection.
The southwest breeze will stay up some Saturday night, keeping temperatures relatively mild for the middle of winter. A few clouds will cross out sky at times in advance of the cold front that will be sweeping into western Pennsylvania and western New York late Saturday night.
We will end up with a windy and mild day Sunday.
The front will be moving through during the midday/early afternoon hours Sunday but with no moisture and the upper level energy going by so far to the north, we will remain dry and have intervals of sunshine.
Winds Sunday will probably gust to 30-35 mph.
The downsloping wind will help keep temperatures milder than normal Sunday afternoon.
The initial push of cold air coming in Sunday night will not be too strong, but the cold will get intensified by another surge into the area later Monday and Monday night.
The upper level disturbance that will end up intensifying the cold will cross the area Monday afternoon and evening. With this feature, we will probably have a few snow showers in the area Monday afternoon into Monday night. We could get a heaviest burst of snow Monday afternoon and evening.
So we have to watchful for potential for spotty slick travel later Monday afternoon into the night.