Colder tonight, warmer tomorrow

It should be dry for most of Monday with temperatures rising into the upper 40s to near 50 Monday afternoon and into the evening hours. There is a possibility of rain around dinner time for the western counties then spreading east through Monday night. Winds increase with the passage of the front between 15-20mph with gusts as high as 30mph into Tuesday.

Temperatures fall into the mid 30s by Tuesday morning mixing and then changing rain to snow early before tapering down. There is a chance of a scattered snow shower, especially north with temperatures falling into the 20s Tuesday afternoon. Decreasing clouds Tuesday night allows for temperatures to drop into the mid teens with wind chills in the single digits.

High pressure should bring more sunshine for Wednesday, but still chilly in the upper 20s.

More clouds arrive through the day Thursday with a chance of rain or snow arriving late; Highs in the lower 30s. Rain with possible freezing rain overnight Thursday changing to light rain showers by Friday morning.

Showers taper off early Friday, then gradual clearing and milder with temperatures in the lower 40s.

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