After a night and then day of wild winds, we are finally starting to see calmer conditions.
Areas across the state have experienced wind gusts in the 40 to 55 mph range. Add that to the cold temperatures, and it’s been a bone chilling 24 hours.
The winter storm that dumped snow from Detroit to Vermont has exited to the northeast. Finally we were on the mild side of a passing front.
A ridge of high pressure to our west will now move into the area and dominate the forecast heading into the weekend.
Winds will diminish, but temps stay cold overnight (bottoming out in the 20s). The ridge moves off to our east Friday and allows our flow to shift to the South and Southwest. Temperatures will recover nicely and despite some clouds we do expect to approach 60 degrees both Friday and Saturday.