After a chilly Friday, we'll start to warm up a bit this weekend

Happy Friday! Temperatures are mainly in the 40s this morning and it is quite breezy out there. Winds are sustained between 10 to 20 mph and that's the way it will stay throughout the day. Highs will only be in the low-50s on our Friday under mostly cloudy skies. Clouds will begin to clear away during the early evening hours. Make sure to dress in layers as you head out to our area football games this evening, because temperatures will likely be in the 40s when the games begin, with some spots dropping into the upper-30s by the time the games end.

Freeze warnings are in effect for most of our area for tonight and into tomorrow morning. Make sure to protect sensitive vegetation and be sure to check on the elderly and young children to make sure they are warm. Temperatures won't be below freezing long enough to cause any damage to pipes. We'll see plenty of sunshine this weekend, with highs in the low-60s on Saturday and highs in the upper-60s on Sunday.

Our next rainmaker is set to arrive late in the day on Monday and into Tuesday morning. Bitterly cold air will follow this frontal passage, with Tuesday highs only around 40 degrees. Morning lows on Wednesday will likely be the coldest we've seen so far this season, with temperatures falling into the mid-20s. Another thing we'll be watching for is the possibility of the rain changing over to sleet Tuesday morning. Models are beginning to trend away from this changeover, but it's something to still watch for now.

Highs on Wednesday will be in the mid-to-upper-40s under mostly sunny skies. A low pressure system will develop over the Gulf of Mexico on Thursday. Models are spread all over the place as to where exactly this system will track, so for right now I am leaving my Thursday forecast with a chance of isolated showers under mostly cloudy skies. Highs will only be around 50 degrees on Thursday.