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First Alert Forecast: sunshine returns early week; rain, cold by mid-late week

Published: Jan. 17, 2022 at 4:57 AM CST|Updated: Jan. 17, 2022 at 11:38 AM CST
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MONDAY: Sunshine remain in high supply through the remainder of your MLK holiday - expect temperature to continue to make their way toward the lower to middle 50s by the afternoon hours, continuing to melt the snow in places that saw the highest accumulations. Skies remain clear overnight with lows in the upper 20s to lower & middle 30s.

TUESDAY: Heading back to school and work on Tuesday will feature another bout of chilly air to start the day, but amid mostly to partly sunny skies, we’ll rebound into the 60s by the afternoon hours. Clouds will gradually increase overnight Tuesday ahead of our next rain maker due in Wednesday. Lows will drop back into the 40s and lower 50s.

EXTENDED RANGE: Mid-late week features a quick ramp up into the 60s to lower 70s Wednesday ahead of our rain maker – brings a round of storms, a few gusty storms could flare up amid it as it shifts east through the afternoon and evening hours. Much colder air will infiltrate the region - highs by Thursday and Friday will run in the lower 40s; overnight well into the 20s. The front to our south could have a wave of energy ride along it by late Friday into Saturday, spilling moisture back into the area. We’ll continue to watch its evolution through the week.

Patrick Ellis

WLBT/FOX 40 First Alert Meteorologist

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