Big changes blowing in

Good Monday and welcome to a day of dramatic weather changes. A strong cold front is sweeping eastward across the state, and this front means business. Our temps are expected to drop 30 degrees from the wee-hour readings, and our rain is likely to end with a little bit of light snow and flurries.

This is the dramatic change we’ve been touting for more than a week. Pre-dawn temps will be near 60 degrees and will fall into the 30s by mid-afternoon. Winds are going to crank up as the front moves through.

A wall of rain will be along and ahead of the front. A wave of low pressure will ride northeastward along this boundary and throw some moisture back into the cold air. This means a change to light snow and flurries is likely Monday afternoon and evening. Here’s how the NAM sees the change:

It’s not out of the question for a few spots to pick up a very light slushy accumulation on grassy and elevated surfaces. I’m not sold on anyone seeing much accumulation out of this, but stranger things have happened. A few flurries will continue into Monday night and Tuesday morning. Temps will drop into the 20s, and we will have to watch for some slick spots on area roads.

You can follow today’s action on regional radar:

I will update things later today, so check back. Have a great Monday and take care.

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