6:30pm Wednesday, January 18, 2017
This Evening: Cloudy and chilly. Temperatures falling into the upper 30s.
Overnight: Cloudy to mostly cloudy. Low: 34°
Thursday: Mostly cloudy with rain developing late. Warmer. High: 53°
Good evening! It was a cloudy and chilly Wednesday with temperatures only rising into the lower 40s. This is just slightly above the average highs for this time of the year and obviously a far cry from where we were on Tuesday. Even though it has been quite cool, today will be the coolest day of the next week as warmer weather returns to the Tri-State. Tonight, I'm tracking a developing area of low pressure in eastern Texas. This low will begin to lift north toward the Great Lakes tomorrow and into Friday. This will do two things for our weather. First, it will begin to warm us up again. After seeing lows dip into the lower 30s tonight, south to southwest winds will increase tomorrow and tomorrow night allowing temperatures to rise into the lower 50s tomorrow. The second thing it will do is bring a surge of moisture into the area. Expect rain to move back in as early as late Thursday afternoon for some. Rain will overspread the entire Local 12 News Viewing Area Thursday evening and will start to move out for the first part of the day Friday. Temperatures will stay mild Friday and into the weekend with temperatures surging back to some 20-25 degrees above normal! But some more rain will accompany this warmth. I also continue to eye a pattern change for the end of next week which could send temperatures back to more winter-like levels. Please join me for Local 12 News at 10 on Star 64 and for Local 12 News at 11 for the latest on the timing of the rain and warmth returning to the Tri-State. Have a good night!
Meteorologist John Gumm
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Today's Record Temperatures