Rainy Veterans Day, then arctic cold air moves in
It was a pleasant end to the weekend with high temperatures close to 70 in many locations and a lot of sunshine. Unfortunately, big changes are on the way.
TONIGHT: Clouds will continue to increase through out the overnight hours, especially into Monday morning. Lows tonight will be about 10 degrees warmer than yesterday, with lows around 44.
VETERANS DAY: We start off the day with clouds increasing and then rain moves in late in the afternoon, into the evening. By Monday night, there will be widespread rain across the area. No thunderstorms are expected, just some light to moderate rainfall at times. We will top off at 70 tomorrow afternoon but temperatures quickly drop Monday night as a strong cold front passes.
RECORD BREAKING COLD ON THE WAY:
Behind the cold front, there will be arctic cold air filtering into the twin states. If the cold air can meet up with the moisture, there could be a brief period of rain changing over to sleet early Tuesday morning. The likelihood of this occurring is relatively low but it is not zero. Regardless, no accumulation is expected or any major travel impacts. The bigger issue is going to be the frigid cold air that takes place Tuesday, into Wednesday.
Highs on Tuesday will struggle to get out of the 30s! Winds out of the north anywhere between 10 to 20 mph will create wind chill values in the 20s through out the day on Tuesday.
Wednesday morning will likely break record cold temperatures. The record low at Key Field on November 13 is 26 set in 1986. We are forecasting a low near 20 on Wednesday morning! This will be some of the coldest air we have seen in a while.
Remember to bring your pets indoors, as well as any plants to protect them from the cold. Be sure to also check on your neighbors to make sure they have proper heating!