Showers become more numerous this evening, with gusty winds and mild temperatures. There may be a rumble of thunder too. After a cold front passes, we'll be drying out after midnight to 1 a.m., with temps dropping to the mid-upper 30's by morning. A chilly breeze will be in the air Tuesday with some weak lake snow showers developing later in the day and overnight, with minor accumulations on the hills. A gusty wind returns Thursday, ushering in colder air and setting up lake effect snow which may begin near the metro area but then drop mainly to hilly terrain Thursday night and Friday. New Years Eve will not be frigid but there is a chance of a light batch of mixed precipitation which might make for some slick spots.
TONIGHT: Gusty winds with numerous showers and mild temps. Showers end from W to E after 1 a.m., turning drier and cooler. Low: 37. S: 20-30+ becoming SW behind the cold front.
TUESDAY: Limited sun AM becoming mostly cloudy PM with some lake flurries later in the day. High: 37, but with a noticeable wind chill. WSW: 15-30. Lake snow showers may accumulate 1-2" hills and produce a dusting farther north.
WEDNESDAY: Snow showers end on the hills. Partly sunny with less wind chill. High: 35. Chance of light snow showers overnight.
THURSDAY: Windy and colder with rain and snow showers turning to all snow. Lake snow may begin in the afternoon near the metro area before shifting south to ski country, with several inches accumulation likely on the hills. Falling temps.
FRIDAY: Breezy and cold with scattered lake snow showers, more numerous N & NE of the metro area and especially on the hills to the south. High: 25 hills, 30 metro area.
SATURDAY: Mostly cloudy with some scattered light snow showers possible. High: 33. Not frigid by any stretch New Years Eve, but a scattered light mix is possible and could produce slick spots. Low: 31.
NEW YEARS DAY: Becoming partly sunny and fairly pleasant. High: 38.
MONDAY: Partly to mostly cloudy and seasonably mild. Scattered rain and wet snow showers are possible. High: 42.