We have a string of nice weather days that will take us through the weekend thanks to a big area of high pressure aloft and at the surface. While today (Thursday) starts out with some cloud cover, the clouds will gradually thin through the rest of today. Sunny skies should dominate late in the day and overnight.
With practically no clouds to help hold in any daytime heating, temperatures tonight will get down to the mid-teens locally. It will be the coldest night for quite a while.
We will not see any rain or snow in the Valley until early next week. While it will be on the chilly side today and Friday, temperatures will warm under bright sunshine through the weekend. [The car washes are going to be busy!]
EARLY NEXT WEEK
The next storm system to affect the Valley early next week will bring significant changes to the mild and sunny weather we’ll see over the weekend. An upper-level trough will bring low pressure from the Central Plains into the Great Lakes region Monday and Tuesday bringing precipitation back to our local weather forecast. Temperatures locally will remain mild until the system’s cold front crosses Tuesday afternoon knocks them back to around normal.
We are getting close to the end of winter but by the looks of things, it doesn’t look like we will see the end of the snow. There is an opportunity for some snow showers associated with this next storm system mid-week next week. We’ll have to wait and see but at this time I don’t think it will amount to much and I’m not anticipating any impactful accumulation.
Colder than average temperatures will settle in behind this next system and probably stick around into early March.