WEDNESDAY: After a cold, frosty start - sunshine and a light southeast breeze should help to push highs in the upper 50s and lower 60s this afternoon. Clouds will gradually increase overnight into early Thursday with lows in the upper 30s and lower 40s.
THURSDAY-FRIDAY: Warm and gusty southerly winds (gusts to 30 mph possible) Thursday - highs will make their way to the upper 60s and lower 70s. Rain, for the most part, should hold off until after sunset. Showers with a few rumbles possible will move through between 9 PM Thursday and 4 AM Friday. In the wake of the front, we'll struggle to get back to the lower 50s by the afternoon hours of Friday amid a partly sunny sky.
WEEKEND OUTLOOK: The front will stall to our south Saturday - allowing for another low to ride along it Saturday night into early Sunday - kicking up another chance for showers. An approaching front will help to shunt everything off toward the east; also pushing chilly air into the area Sunday.
EXTENDED: An arctic airmass will center itself across the Midwest and Rust Belt - narrowly missing our area. There, previously, had a been indications that part of that cold would move in our direction by the start of next week. As of now, it looks to hold off - but at the end of the forecast period, another surge could make its way into the area though there is a fair amount of uncertainty past the weekend forecast.
WLBT/FOX 40 First Alert Meteorologist
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