Light scattered showers possible tonight

Wintry precipitation expected before sunrise Monday.

Storm Center 7 Meteorologist McCall Vrydaghs is tracking a weak area of low pressure that will pull through the area this evening.

“It will bring us our best chance to see some very light scattered rain showers,” Vrydaghs said.

Temperatures stay above freezing through most of the night. Precipitation will taper down quickly between midnight and 2 a.m.

Overnight, temperatures will be falling into the 30s by sunrise.

“Any lingering precipitation may briefly change over to light drizzle or flurries before ending,” Vrydaghs said.

No accumulation is expected, though Vrydaghs said motorists may have to watch for a few slick spots, mainly on overpasses and bridges if there are any leftover wet spots on roads.

Monday: It will be cloudy and cold through the day with highs around 30 degrees. Also, Vrydaghs said she “can’t rule out a few flurries in the morning” as cold air builds in behind a departing cold front. Temperatures will hold steady near 30 degrees through the day.

Monday night there will be some breaks in the clouds as it turns cold. Temperatures drop into the upper teens by Tuesday morning.

Tuesday: A mix of sun and clouds is expected with highs pushing into the middle 30s.

Wednesday: It will be milder with increasing clouds. Highs will be in the low to mid-40s.

“A weak disturbance passing through may spark off a few very light rain showers during the day,” Vrydaghs said. “A passing cold front Wednesday night will bring a better chance for light scattered snow showers.”

Thursday: It’s expected to be cloudy and cold with some isolated snow showers. It will be much colder behind a cold front with temperatures in the 20s all day with wind chills expected in the single digits and teens. Light accumulations are possible with any brief, heavy bursts of snow.

Friday: It will be partly cloudy and cold again. More clouds arrive later in the day, which starts in the low teens and rises into the low 20s in the afternoon.

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