Refreeze in spots that saw snow; cold & sunny today - CM
Following any very limited snow that happened Thursday, any wet roads will likely be slick for the first few hours of the day Friday. Area-wide, the one thing we'll all feel is the wind chill. Temperatures in the low to mid 20s with a gusty wind at times means we'll be feeling rather uncomfortable at times. Sunshine allows us to "warm up" into the upper 30s and low to mid 40s. With high pressure overhead, temperatures tank into the teens and low to mid 20s again by Saturday morning.
The air is also going to be bone dry Friday and Saturday, so make sure to pack the lotion or lip balm.
High pressure remains in firm control, leading to sunshine throughout Saturday. As the colder air retreats to the north, we expect highs to reach into the 50s with lows at night in the 20s. A storm system developing east of the Rockies may throw a few clouds our way late Sunday, but not before highs reach 55-60°!
MONDAY AND TUESDAY
That same storm system will inch closer to our area, giving us the chance for some light rain Monday into early Tuesday. Once that system passes to the east, a wind coming down the mountain will warm us up Tuesday. Expect highs in the 45-51° range Monday but upper 50s and lower 60s Tuesday.
WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY
Don't get too used to that. The jet stream dips, providing a track for another system to ride up from the south. It will likely be warm enough for rain late Wednesday, with mountain snow happening. As that system moves north and intensifies, cold air will be pulled in on a strong wind Thursday.
This sets us up with a very cold end to the month and beginning to March.