01/04 Ryan’s “Last Hard Freeze” Thursday Night Forecast
It was a warmer day today, high almost reaching 50 degrees on the waterfront, but we’re in for another dangerously cold night and another hard freeze. A round of reinforcing cold air moved in on the back of some upper level features and a surface high, which is why our warming trend will take a degree or so step back tonight and we’ll spend one more afternoon in the upper 40s tomorrow. Expect “return flow” to begin setting up by Saturday afternoon as shifting winds bring relatively warmer air from the South, which will increase dramatically as a new frontal system begins moving in from the Northwest on Sunday. This means afternoon highs will rise from the upper 40s on Friday, into the mid-to-upper 60s by Monday. This system will also bring showers and the potential for a few isolated t-storms overnight Sunday, but nothing severe is expected at this time. Temperatures cool by mid-week after the front passes, but will be much more “seasonal” with afternoon highs in the 50s and overnight lows in the 40s.