As you may have noticed a cold front passed through the city last night, dropping the temperature from a near record high of 59 yesterday down to below freezing this morning. Right around freezing is where the temperature will stay as cold air pours in from the north. This afternoon's high might reach the mid 30s, but with winds strong enough to attack Midtown hotels it will feel more like the lower 20s out there.

As long as it is going to be cold and windy we might as well have some snow. There is at least a slight chance of flurries tomorrow afternoon and evening as an Alberta Clipper races across the region. The best chance of snow will be inland, with a snow/rain mix more likely in the city where the temperature is expected to reach 40 Tuesday afternoon.

The clipper will also give us a second shot of cold air. Wednesday's high will be lucky to reach 30 degrees. Thursday isn't expected to be much warmer but milder air, with highs in the lower to mid 40s, should arrive for the weekend. The warmer weather will be accompanied by some sort of storm on Saturday or Sunday but let me just quote the National Weather Service forecast discussion and say "the forecast for the upcoming weather is complex" and it is not yet clear whether we're looking at rain, snow or some combination of the two.