Winter just doesn't want to let go it seems as our temperature trends just keep falling. A FREEZE WATCH is in place for overnight tonight into Saturday morning as clear skies and calm winds set up ideal cooling conditions. Temperatures are expected to remain below freezing for many hours tonight so make sure and cover up any tender vegetation. Our typical last freeze of the season occurs usually between April 21st and April 30th so we pretty much on target.
Today will still be cool like yesterday with windy conditions by the afternoon hours. A few stray peaks of sunshine are possible after a period of light rain and snow this morning. More clouds build in for the afternoon hours with scattered areas of rain and perhaps a few snow showers. Highs will only make it to the lower 40s.
Tonight skies will begin to clear and temperatures crash into the lower to middle 20s.
Saturday begins another transition period but skies will remain partly sunny with highs in the lower to middle 40s. Periods of showers and a few thunderstorms will begin by Saturday night ahead of our next storm system.
A developing storm system in the plains and attendant cold front approach the region by Sunday drawing in warmer air from the south. Highs will easily top the 50 degree mark with windy conditions developing. Periods of scattered showers and thunderstorms can be expected.
Next week's pattern is looking MUCH quieter with a gradual warming trend as the week progresses. A nice change from the pattern as of late.
Have a great weekend!