The snow stopped and now we get to see sunshine
It's a forecast with a little something for everyone. We get everything from sunshine and cold to clouds and warmth. And for you snow lovers out there, it doesn't look like this recent snow melts as fast as that of storms' past.
The reason the snow doesn't melt is because of the colder temperatures in the forecast. 23 degrees Wednesday morning is the warmest we will get all day. As skies clear out across Southcentral, temperatures will drop. Wind out of the north is ushering in the cool, dry air. That means, this afternoon, temperatures will be in the upper teens. Then continue to drop as the sun goes down.
The perfect recipe for a cold night is light wind and dry air. That is the combination that allows temperatures to drop the fastest. Throw a little fresh snow in the mix and it all plays out like a complicated equation in a meteorology textbook. We will see temperatures fall to near the single digits at Ted Stevens and even down near zero on the east side of town— making this the coldest night of the season.
Cold sticks around through the day on Thursday. As clouds build back into Southcentral, temperatures will struggle to climb into the teens. As a storm moves in from the gulf, we will get a slight bump in temperatures along with that return of moisture.
Clouds will be the most of it. We can call it a chance of snow, but it looks to be one of those storms that sticks to coastal areas and higher elevations.
The shift in the weather pattern will bring about warmer temperatures by the weekend. A little cloud cover and moisture will have temps back in the 30s by next week.
Enjoy the sunshine today!
-Meteorologist Jeremy LaGoo