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WEATHER BLOG: Sunny & Cold

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High pressure will build across the region Sunday in the wake of the storm system. We could see some flurries across the region, but nothing more than that. Very strong cold air advection on the backside of this system from the north-northwest well will keep temperatures much colder than Saturday, in fact we will be some 10-15 degrees colder than what we normally are for this time of year. Factor in the blustery winds, it will feel much colder than it really is. Wind speeds Sunday could gust over 40 mph at times. The winds should gradually subside throughout the course of the night as high pressure inches toward the area.

High pressure will continue to build across the region on Monday, promoting a good deal of sunshine, bringing less wind, and allowing temperatures to rebound a little. However, our high temperatures will continue to remain below normal for the middle of February. Monday night into Tuesday, the center of high pressure will move off the East Coast as the next storm system nears the region from the west.

With high pressure positioned off the coastline and a cold front approaching from the west on Tuesday, we will have a nice southerly flow of warmer air across the region. How fast the precipitation gets here and how much warming occurs ahead of this system will determine the type of precipitation we will see. For most of the viewing area, this should be a primarily rain event for the city with the onset of the precipitation beginning toward the midday hours. However, some places north and west may have the precipitation fall as some freezing rain or a wintry mix.

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