The overnight rain showers have exited to our east, and the NW winds behind that front will begin to increase through the afternoon. Temperatures in the 40s this morning, will begin to tumble this afternoon with the infusion of colder air. Temps by sunset will be in the 30s… and then fall into the upper 20s and near 30° overnight.
But temperatures aren’t as big of a story as the wind chills. The winds gusting over 20mph at times will combine with falling temperatures, to make for rapidly falling “real feel” temperatures, or wind chills. This graphic shows the projected wind chills through tonight, as the cold air invades. You can see the wind chills in the low 40s as of early afternoon, fall into the low and mid 30s by mid afternoon… and then below freezing by sunset. Wind chills through tonight will be in the 20s, making for a cold night across the region.
Tuesday looks to be the coldest day of the season thus far. Partly cloudy skies across the region with a persistent NW wind, will keep afternoon highs in the upper 30s. Wind chills are likely to hold in the upper 20s to low 30s all day on Tuesday.
Conditions will begin to moderate on Wednesday, so the cold won’t be long lasting. But that said, make sure you plan accordingly for a very cold winter preview the next 48 hours.