5-day forecast with Meteorologist Rich Wirdzek

Arctic blast expected at end of week

An arctic blast of cold air is expected to invade the region this weekend.

The blast will come behind a strong cold front that will sweep through the area late in the day Friday, said Meteorologist Rich Wirdzek.

Daytime highs will barely reach the mid-30s on Saturday, and only be in the upper-20s on Sunday.

"Normal highs for this part of November are still in the upper-40s," Wirdzek said.

For today, temperatures will reach highs of about 50 degrees. As the sun goes down, clouds will increase and the chance for a shower will arrive by sunrise Thursday.

Lows overnight are expected to fall to the mid-30s.

On Thursday, the chance of a passing shower arrives in the region, but significant rainfall is not expected Wirdzek said. High temperatures are expected to be in the low-50s.

Periods of rain will filter through the region Friday, and high temperatures will be in the mid-50s.

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