After hitting 65° this afternoon, some big-time cold is on the way in the days ahead…

Rain from the will take us into the overnight hours. Occasionally moderate to heavy, but otherwise just a nice rain to take us through the night. We’ll likely pick up a half-inch in most locations, if not more by the time the sun comes up tomorrow.

After a few lingering showers early Monday morning skies clear pretty quickly and we’ll get back to sunshine by the afternoon. Albeit on the chillier side! Temperatures will drop back down to near 40° in the afternoon, so nearly a 20° temperature swing between today and tomorrow.

This is when the cold air gets reinforced with the northerly breeze. Once the sun sets Monday evening, temperatures will likely plummet into the 20s. A chilly breeze will develop by Tuesday morning and it should feel like the teens. Highs on Tuesday afternoon are expected to hold only in the low to mid-30s (!), bundle up!

Feeling nice and cold Tuesday morning!

Typically in the winter, these blasts of cold air are often dry, so at least the seven-day forecast has a lot of sunshine. Temperatures start to moderate by mid to late week (lows in the 30s, highs in the 40s). The quiet stretch of weather should come to an end sometime next weekend as we look for our next shot at rain.

Quiet, albeit cold, seven-day forecast.

Enjoy the warmth today – then bundle up this week!

Meteorologist Steve Fundaro