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Forecast Last Updated at Thursday, January 23, 2020 at 12:40PM

Clouds Return; Rain Inbound

Cloudiness is back today, thickening tonight with rain arriving late. The rain could be briefly mixed with freezing rain at onset. Friday looks rainy and raw. Yuck! The rain will end later in the afternoon, however. Saturday features variable clouds with perhaps a few snow flurries. Sunday will have a return to sunshine, although temperatures remain on the chilly side.

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Hi: 47 Lo: 34

Lots of clouds; Rain returns toward midnight; The rain could be mixed with freezing rain at onset; Light SE wind increasing to 5-10 mph tonight

Hi: 44 Lo: 33

Overcast, rainy & raw; Rain ending by late afternoon or early evening; SE wind 5-10 mph

Hi: 42 Lo: 31

Intervals of clouds & sunshine; Perhaps a few early flurries; NW wind 5-15 mph

Hi: 43 Lo: 30

Early clouds, then mostly sunny

Hi: 47 Lo: 30

Scattered clouds; Not bad for late-January

Further Out

Tuesday - Lots of sunshine; Relatively pleasant; High in the upper 40s; Low in the lower 30s
Wednesday - Mostly cloudy; Perhaps some rain or a wintry mix developing; High in the lower 40s; Low in the mid 30s

Forecast Discussion

Low-pressure organizing over Missouri today will head to the northeast, re-forming off the Northeast U.S. coast over the upcoming weekend. Clouds return and thicken today ahead of this developing system. Temperatures will be held in check by the increasing cloud canopy.

Rain returns overnight. It could briefly start as some freezing rain but this will end up being primarily a liquid event. It will be raw on Friday with the rain, and the morning rush hour will be a washout. There should be marked improvement for the PM commute home, however. Rainfall totals from this system could be an inch or more.

Colder air wrapping into the mountains on Saturday will generate some mountain show showers and flurries. Sunday starts with clouds, but we should have a good deal of sunshine for the afternoon, although high temperatures are going to remain on the cool side of normal.


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