We're feeling the first surge of Arctic air which will keep our temperatures chilly as we head into the weekend. Clouds will persist as warmer air aloft overrides the cold air at the surface. Light showers Thursday night into Friday morning will taper off with more showers possible late Saturday as another upper level wave moves through. Daytime highs will stay in the 40s Friday through Sunday with breezy north to northeast winds up to 22 mph.
We'll stay above freezing Thursday and Friday nights but Saturday night, some of our inland areas could see a light freeze. However, all areas are likely to freeze Sunday night with a hard freeze Monday night as the coldest air arrives.
Rain will become likely Sunday night as the next upper level wave moves in. Some sleet and freezing rain will be possible through the night with the best chance of freezing rain early Monday morning before precipitation ends. Roads could be slick for a short time so it's best to keep a close eye on the conditions if you need to travel during this time.
We'll dry out Monday afternoon with highs in the upper 30s. With the clouds breaking up Monday night, temperatures will plummet to near freezing by 8 p.m. and stay below freezing until Tuesday morning. Lows could drop into the upper teens in our northern counties and into the mid to upper 20s closer to the coast.
Northerly winds of 15-25 mph will produce bitterly cold wind chills in the teens and 20s Monday and Tuesday.