A cold night is ahead. Dress warmly Friday morning as lows fall into the teens.
By Friday, we will warm into the mid 40s under sunny skies as well. Cloud deck moves in later in the day ahead of the next storm system.
A low pressure system in the southwest will track quickly northeast. At the same time, a high pressure system moves across the Great Lake states to form a cold air wedge scenario. The precipitation type and timing of Saturday's system relies on the track and strength of those two features.
ANOTHER WEEKEND MIX?
With a short break in winter weather, the active pattern picks up Friday night into Saturday. Another disturbance coming from the southwest could bring additional snow flurries, rain and possibly freezing rain on Saturday. The timing and type of precipitation will become more certain as the system draws nearer.
First, we expect precipitation to fall into a dry air mass and create a colder temperature profile during the early morning Saturday. Snow and sleet is mainly expected early Saturday before transitioning to cold rain later on. The back end of this system becomes the tricky part. System will mix with cold temperatures late Saturday night resulting in a potential for rain to freeze at the surface.
Highs Saturday will only be in the mid/upper 30s.
A few light snow showers/flurries early Sunday, but we expect conditions to clear up during the afternoon. Partly sunny skies on Sunday and mainly sunny skies through the start of next week. Temperatures will stay in the upper 30s to lower 40s.