Q2 Weather: Windy to close the weekend, cold to open the work week

Posted at 5:04 PM, Jan 27, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-27 19:04:26-05

It has been a very windy Sunday across a very wide region, just as we thought it would be. 60 mph gusts were reported basically everywhere east of the divide today a,d we saw that wind shift from southwest to northwest over the course of the early afternoon.

That shift is a good indication of a frontal passage and those winds now coming from the north-northwest are bringing some cold air down with them.

We expect the winds to back off slightly heading into Monday. Temperatures will be much cooler for Monday, with afternoon highs in the 20s across the region.

Skies should clear as well as a dome of high pressure works its way into the region.

Relatively benign conditions in the outlook for the rest of the week as we get ringside seats to the Polar outbreak that will see temperatures across the Midwest and great lakes region plummet to sub-freezing levels.

As temperatures do drop overnight and the moisture we have on our streets from a few days of melting snow begins to freeze there is the potential for travel impacts across the region, so bear that in mind as you head out on your Monday morning commute.