It was a weekend of firsts! The temperature fell below freezing for the first time this season on Friday night and the first snowfall of winter was recorded yesterday. The snow and the cold quickly disappeared once a warm front passed through the city in the evening. This afternoon's high should reach the upper 40s, but a cold front arriving around sunset will be the start of a several-day slide to much colder weather.

The sun will return tomorrow but it is going to be chilly with a high in the low 40s and a westerly wind that will make it feel somewhat cooler. The recent switch to a very active weather pattern will continue when an upper level disturbance may give us a few flurries Tuesday night. High pressure will briefly reassert itself on Wednesday when we'll warm again to the low 40s under a mix of sun and clouds.

An Arctic front is expected to arrive on Wednesday night and that will bring much, much, much colder air at the end of the week. Thursday's high will be in the 20s and the temperature is going to plummet into the lower teens, with wind chills near zero, on Thursday night. Friday's high will only be in the mid 20s at best. The cold weather won't last too long, but the somewhat warmer weather this weekend will be accompanied by a mix of rain and snow.