It is a windy, cool, partly cloudy day with west-southwest winds now turning more to the west northwest.
Winds have gusted as high as 35 mph in the viewing area today.
Clipper continues to track well southeast of our area with a few inches of snowfall from Kentucky through Maryland.
For us, this dry cold front passing right now with some cloudiness will drop temperatures to 30-35 by 9 p.m.
Another clipper is upstream, albeit with less snowfall.
This will pivot through this evening-early tonight with clouds a few spotty flurries & snow showers possible. A localized light dusting is possible in our northeastern counties.
Shot of quite cold air will arrive behind it.
Lows of 18-24 with wind chills 4-10 are likely by tomorrow morning.
Tomorrow looks bright with lots of sunshine as any lingering stratocumulus in the far northeast exit. However, some high & mid clouds will increase late in the day as front begins to migrate back northward as a warm front.
Regardless, highs will only run at 28-33, though winds will diminish.
Strong winds are likely Thursday with southerly gusts 40-50 mph at times with a few isolated gusts +50 mph.
Bring your trash cans in tomorrow night!
Flood threat...................1.50-3" rainfall late Thursday-Saturday with heaviest rainfall Friday late night to early Saturday morning. If band of heavier rainfall Friday night becomes focused in our area, some +3" amounts may evolve (after highs 51-59 Friday).Creeks may overflow & fields pond Friday night-Saturday. Rivers may exceed flood stage by early next week.
Icy mix to snow transition northwest to southeast Saturday to Saturday night. Some minor ice/snow accumulation possible, especially over our northwestern counties.
Strong to high winds possible Saturday night with gusts to 45 mph from the northwest.
Strong to high wind event possible Wednesday-Wednesday night of next week with gusts 40-50 mph.
Bitter cold late next week................coldest of the winter so far with 0 to below 0 lows expected.
Transition to more wintry pattern after mid-next week with ice &/or snow risk January 18-24.