One more nice sunny day before rain and occasional snow showers move in and remain through the work week

After a week filled with sunshine, Monday will bring one more sunny and dry day to the Valley. Even with the ample sunshine and mostly clear skies, temperatures this afternoon will be just about average for early March with all neighborhoods across the Valley reaching the low 40s for highs.

Try to enjoy today’s sun if you can. A series of weather systems this week will keep the chances for rain and occasional snow showers in the forecast through the rest of the week.

The high pressure system responsible for our streak of sunny days will shift east tonight as low pressure advances out of the Midwest. While we will begin to see increasing cloud coverage tonight ahead of low, current model projections keep the center of the system to our south. With this setup and dry air in place overhead our chances for staying dry tonight look pretty good.

Odds for light snow showers/flurries will increase as daybreak approaches on Tuesday, but even then I’ve kept rain chances to around 20% – 30% during the early morning hours. We will see snow/rain chances increase as we get toward lunch time Tuesday, then back off a bit in the afternoon as dry air wraps back in behind a front. Any afternoon and evening precip will be in the form of light rain with temperatures warming to the upper 50s.

At this point it looks like snow showers will be more likely Tuesday night and Wednesday with a clipper type system travelling across the Great Lakes. It won’t be a big snow and most neighborhoods won’t see much in the way of accumulating snow or any travel disruptions.

Wrap around lake effect snow showers continue on Thursday as the clipper moves east to the coast. Again, most of the snow ill occur north of our area, so I wouldn’t expect much more than a few light showers at best.

Tuesday will be the warmest day of the week followed by temperatures around average on Wednesday. Below average temperatures will settle in for the remainder of the work week and persist into the weekend.

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