Ample sunshine has been with us through the day as high pressure is firmly in control of our weather pattern, and the sinking air has been keeping skies clear throughout the day. High pressure will start to move to our east overnight and into tomorrow, turning our winds from the south and pumping in warm air for the weekend.
Before we get the warm up, we have one more very cold night in store as we will again drop into the 20s area wide. We all will climb into the 60s tomorrow and 70s for the weekend. As temperatures increase, and so does moisture, through the weekend, a stray shower or two is possible. The best chances of that look to be Friday day as a weak upper level low passes to our north and on Sunday prior to our cold front arriving early Monday morning.
Our next cold front will bring rain and possibly some embedded thunderstorms. At this point, these storms do not look severe, but we could be looking at some pretty good rains to start the first full week of March.
Behind the front, cooler air will arrive, although this cool down is not looking to be quite as strong as at first glace. Temperatures will drop back into the 50s with lows near and just below freezing. We should begin to rebound as we close out the week back toward seasonal averages.