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After a cloudy and cool monsoon day, more chaotic weather is heading for us. The strong low pressure system in our West brings very thick snow to boulders and the upper Midwest. Also associated with this system, torrential rains and storms extended south as far as Texas and Louisiana. As this humidity slides east, we will see unpleasant conditions developing in central Indiana to start a new week.
Temperatures will drop to near zero and below by early Monday morning scattered showers will develop before dawn. As temperatures continue to drop, we expect a shift to more winter precipitation for parts of our region. It will be possible to change the rain to a mix of winter and freezing rain, especially in our northern provinces. As the Earth warms, we’re not anticipating major travel concerns, but there may definitely be some spots, especially along bridges and flyovers. Be prepared to take it slow as you drive the roads tomorrow.
Scattered areas of rain and this combination will continue into the afternoon as the wind continues to rise. Flashes over 35 MPH will sometimes be possible. Warming temperatures Monday afternoon through evening will divert any remaining precipitation into rain before the last one comes out very early Tuesday morning.
The weather will be milder and drier on Tuesday and the first part of Wednesday (St. Patrick’s Day). By the holiday, the soaring temperatures would soar into the low 60s. The rain is back late Wednesday night and we will be on a humid Thursday. Having overcome these few troubles, we will wrap up the last day of winter, Friday, in calm and cold weather. Temperate and sunny conditions will begin with the spring opening this weekend.