Good Monday afternoon! We hope you had a great weekend and we send our best for a great start to the week.
After a small taste of winter over the weekend, things should improve as we start a brand new workweek.
Don't get used to it! Our next round of wintry precipitation arrives by Tuesday.
Here's the latest!
Today & Tonight
We're not in for much of a warm up for your Monday. We should see upper 30s to low 40s later this afternoon.
Some lake effect clouds will prove to be a bit more stubborn for your Monday due to northwest winds around 5-15 mph.
With that said, still expect some breaks in the cloud cover to allow some sunshine in from time to time during the afternoon and evening.
More clearing takes over this evening, but it will be brief. Clouds return late in the overnight into Tuesday morning.
Overnight lows will settle in the 20s tonight with a light northerly wind.
Tuesday & Wednesday System
Tuesday will start dry, with more cloud cover working in from the south and west. Our next system will be quickly moving into the region during the afternoon and evening. Going into the afternoon, we do expect snow to be the primary form of precipitation.
But as the system continues lifting to the northeast, warmer air will gradually build into the region from the south, so we'll see a transition to a mix and eventually rain late Tuesday night into Wednesday.
Highs for Tuesday will be cold enough to mainly support snow in the beginning; only reaching the 30s.
With that window for snow on Tuesday afternoon and early evening, it's possible some areas pick up some minor accumulations.
This will look to be a flip-flop pattern from the system we received back on Sunday. The best chances for this would be areas north and west of the Tri-Cities, where it's possible 1-3" could fall. Areas within, south, and east of the Tri-Cities should only expect accumulations near 1" or less.
This will be more of a wet, heavy snow. Again, better accumulations will be on grassy surfaces due to current ground temperatures. Still some slick spots on untreated roads will be on the table.
Even with the accumulations expected, don't expect any snow to stick around long. Temperatures will slowly begin to warm into late Tuesday and Wednesday as we change our precipitation type to all rain.
Going into Wednesday, rain showers will be around through most of the day. Temperatures should jump back into the 40s, so much of the snow we see will melt and won't be sticking around long.
Rainfall amounts overall should range from .25" to .75" are expected when all is said and done from this system.
Like always, stay tuned for any updates to the forecast!
Remember, you can always get your full First Warn 5 7-Day Forecast, whenever it's convenient for you, right here!