Good Wednesday, everyone. This incredible stretch of bitterly cold temps is about to finally ease up as we head into the coming days. Temps will slowly start to moderate later this week into the coming weekend, but there are growing signs of a very active pattern taking shape.

Let’s start with today and roll forward.

Temps this morning range from a little below zero to a little above, depending on the clouds. The clouds did manage to move in overnight, actually raising our temps some, keeping things from getting totally out of hand. Wind chills will be much colder. Highs this afternoon are back in the teens for many area.

Areas of light snow and flurries will also be possible, with light accumulations trying to show up from time to time…

Thursday starts with ANOTHER day in the single digits, and ends with temps in the upper 20s to low 30s.

Friday looks good as we start to melt some snow with temps going well above freezing, under a sunny sky.

Saturday will feature temps making a run at 50 with a shower or two possible. The best chance for showers comes later Sunday as a cold front marches in from the west. Temps ahead of this have a chance to get deep into the 50s and challenge 60, then come crashing back down.

The models are suggesting the possibility of rain ending as snow later Monday…

Seasonally cold temps follow that up for much of next week, in a pattern that should be looking milder than it is. It’s also a pattern that may feature an active storm track working across the country…

I will update things later today. Have a good one and take care.