A roller coaster weekend

January 19th, 2013 at 6:04 pm by under Weather

Hopefully you got out and enjoyed the mild and sunny day!  Highs today were well above average.  No records but the gusty winds made it feel a little cooler.  Here’s the official stats from today:

Of course what goes up must come down – hence the “roller coaster” title in this blog.  A large arctic air mass is heading straight for the Miami Valley.   There’s evidence of this cold air already off to our north and west.  Here’s a look at the temperatures and 24 hour temperature change as of 5pm Saturday.

As you can see the arctic air is right now in North Dakota and will eventually slide this way.  Temperatures will fall on Sunday as the cold front moves through and winds switch direction.  But the big surge of colder air comes in Monday and Tuesday.

The cold air sticks around through Wednesday.  Daytime highs will be in the teens with morning lows in the single digits.  When kids head back to school on Tuesday morning they’re going to need to be dressed in full winter gear!

When the cold front first moves through on Sunday we’re not going to see any snow.  The main thing the front will bring are a few clouds and a very dramatic wind shift.

Clouds increase late Sunday night and will stick around for most of Monday.  There’s also a slight chance for a few flurries on Monday morning.  It doesn’t look like we’ll see a significant amount of snow.

Have a wonderful weekend and welcome back winter!


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