WEATHER BLOG: A Break From The Chill

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Bernadette Woods

After a couple of cold days that featured a touch of sleet and freezing drizzle late Friday through Saturday morning, more moderate air is moving our way.  Temperatures started to climb late in the afternoon and evening, eventually topping out at 46 degrees.  That is about 10 degrees warmer than it has been, on average.

Fog will break up overnight and temperatures will drop back to the 30s.  Watch for icy patches on the roads early Sunday morning north and west of the city, while it will stay above freezing in the city and for most of the metro area.  Then, we are going back up to near the average of 47 degrees both Sunday and Monday afternoons.

Gusty northwest winds will bring in drier air, allowing clouds to give way to sunshine.  There will be even more sunshine on Monday before a new storm moves our way Tuesday.  This, like many of the last few storms, could start as an icy mix before changing to rain.  And it will be mainly rain later Tuesday as a warmer push of air arrives with this storm.  Highs will be in the mid 40s Tuesday with the rain, but then jump to the low 50s Wednesday.

Enjoy the temperature moderation this week, because another push of cold air is moving our way late in the week/next weekend – just in time for the start of March!

Remember that you can follow us on Twitter at @WJZweather and @BernadetteWoods

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