The week ahead: Mild temperatures, then cooling off this weekend post-frontal passage

/ January 8, 2023 at 10:15 PM

We’ve got a pretty quiet week of weather ahead aside from a frontal passage overnight Thursday into early Friday morning, which should spread some showers and maybe a thunderstorm through the area. Highs for much of the work week will run in the mid-60s, with temperatures approaching 70° on Thursday. Lows on Monday will bottom out around 50°, with a couple chillier mornings ahead for Tuesday and Wednesday with lows in the low 40s before warming back to 50° for Thursday and Friday morning.

The best chance of rain arrives late Thursday night into Friday morning, with showers expected. A thunderstorm or two can’t be ruled out ahead of the front, either, but timing will generally be a little less favorable climatology-wise for thunderstorms. Rain comes to an end Friday morning, and the cold front will be clearing the area during the day. Cooler and drier air filtering into the area will limit highs to the low 60s in the afternoon. Saturday will be as chilly of a start as we’ve seen since the turn of the year with lows in the mid-30s. Highs on Saturday will struggle to the low-to-mid-50s, while Sunday will run a little warmer with highs in the mid-50s after starting solidly in the mid-30s. Overall, though, not too shabby for the first full work week of 2023.