Today is shaping up to be the coldest day of the season so far, but tomorrow will be even colder. A cold front passed through the city yesterday opening the gates for an Arctic air mass. The temperature is going to hold steady in the mid 30s today, but with northwesterly winds gusting above 30 miles an hour, the wind chill will remain in the lower 20s.
A second cold front arriving this evening will bring another round of cold air. Combine that with a very dry atmosphere and the temperature will drop to the mid 20s overnight in the city. Saturday's high will again be in the mid 30s but it won't be nearly as windy as today. There is a slight chance we could see scattered flurries tomorrow afternoon as an upper level disturbance passes overhead.
Sunday and Monday could be a real mess as a storm drops out of the Rockies and zips across the country. There is a lot of uncertainty the timing of this storm.
The National Weather Service has it moving the quickest, giving the city light snow Sunday morning, followed by rain in the afternoon, changing back to snow Sunday evening before finally changing back to rain after the warm front passes late Sunday night. While several inches of snow could accumulate well north and west of the city we are likely to only see a half-inch at best, and that will quickly melt away.
At the other extreme the Weather Channel thinks the precipitation will hold off until Sunday evening when we'll get a mix of rain and snow before changing over to all rain early Monday morning.
Looking further ahead, we'll get a breather on Tuesday, which should be sunny and slightly warmer, but beware of a Polar Vortex later in the week. It's too soon to know the details, but another storm is expected on Wednesday followed by unseasonably cold weather next Thursday with highs only in the 20s.