It was a pleasant Sunday to get yard work & leaf raking down before the snow & Arctic Blast.
Highs ran 52-60.
WINTER WEATHER AHEAD.
MONDAY-MONDAY NIGHT-TUESDAY MORNING:
WIND: Gusts 30-40 mph at times from north to north-northeast, then north-northwest. Sustained 15-25 mph. Winds will diminish with time by mid- to late-Tuesday morning.
SNOWFALL: 1-3" expected area-wide with highest totals in the north, northeast & east (isolated +3" may occur there).
BLOWING SNOW: Winds will blow & drift snow about & over largely east-west roads Monday afternoon-evening-night to Tuesday morning.
ROADWAYS: Conditions good early in the morning, but worsening quickly nearing midday & onward. Slippery travel will develop, especially afternoon-evening & through tomorrow night (& early Tuesday morning). Bridges, overpasses & secondary roads will slicken up first.
WIND CHILLS: Wind chills will drop from lower 20s to lower teens tomorrow morning to afternoon & single digits by evening. They will bottom out at -10 to around 0 over the viewing area early Tuesday morning.
NEAR/RECORD COLD: Temperatures will fall from the 30s to the 20s between morning & afternoon tomorrow, followed by teens by late tomorrow evening, then lows of 8-17 tomorrow night southwest/west to northeast.
With sunshine (clouds east with some lake effect snow showers), highs will be near record cold levels for the date at 20-25.
Evolution of the snow:
Projected snowfall totals:
Lows of 7-14 are likely Tuesday night, but there will be much less wind. Watch for black ice & a heavy frost.
Clouds will increase Wednesday & two waves of snow showers are possible PM to night-time.
1" or less of total accumulation is possible by late Wednesday night.
Southwest winds Wednesday at 15-30 mph may blow & drift any snow that doesn't melt Tuesday or that falls in the Wednesday period.
Then we see a big warm-up for a bit!