First Alert Forecast: warm, breezy Monday; cold rain Tuesday

Elias Hubbard
December 10, 2019

Temperatures climb even higher on Monday topping out in the upper 70s to near 80 thanks to a steady southerly breeze at 10-18 miles per hour.

They added that forecast confidence on accumulations isn't high enough at this point to issued a winter weather advisory, but that could change down the road.

"Temps come crashing down Wednesday with a flip from RAIN to SNOW", Cindy Fitzgibbon, a meteorologist with WCVB, said. That snow will be moving into the metro through late morning. More high clouds could move in later today, but southerly winds will keep things mild.

TUESDAY NIGHT - WEDNESDAY MORNING: Rain switches to snow. Little to no accumulation projected at this time for Charlottesville and central Virginia. There may be a few pockets of flooding as that rain falls on top of the snow pack that much of the state has, especially northern CT. Temperatures go up up and up some more, rising into the mid 50s in many towns by the afternoon. Northwest winds of 20 to 30 miles per hour with gusts to 40 miles per hour are also expected to cause areas of blowing snow, mainly across west central Minnesota.

With all this cold air blowing over the waters of Lake Michigan, lake-effect scattered flurries and snow showers will develop for sections focused west of US Highway 131.

In Lake Elmo, icy roads led to a crash involving a auto and a school bus on Manning Avenue near 24th Street. Otherwise, frigid arctic air takes over and leaves highs in the lower 30s and overnight lows in the teens. Wednesday's high is supposed to reach just 34 degrees. Friday should be a breezy occasion with those same south winds helping push the mercury back well into the 30s by days end.

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