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Chilly, but quiet, weekend leading into Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

/ January 13, 2023 at 9:17 PM

The weather turns quieter but much cooler this weekend as we get the first real taste of January weather almost mid-way through the month. After showers depart overnight, clouds will break up and temperatures will bottom out generally in the mid-30s; northwest winds 10-15 MPH will make it feel closer to the upper 20s. Despite clearing skies, the high will struggle to about 50° on Saturday with breezy northwest winds ongoing.

Winds slacken some, but not completely, Saturday evening into Sunday. We should see freezing temperatures in the metro for at least a few hours Sunday morning as lows drop to around 30-31°. The continued cool advection from the northwest will help bring these colder temperatures to the coast, though we should stay just above freezing there. This isn’t a December 2022 freeze by any stretch, but be sure to have your pets inside and loved ones accounted for. A little ridging begins to nose in aloft, which will allow highs to head a little more north of 50° than we will see on Saturday.

Monday will start in the mid-30s once again, with calm to light winds expected, taking the bite off the wind chill. Continued mostly sunny skies will allow the high to reach up around 60°, making for fairly nice conditions for outdoors Martin Luther King, Jr. commemorations.