TUESDAY WEATHER BRIEFING

GOOD MORNING!

Brr! A low of 19 this morning….not a record (16)  but unusual for this late in the season. The average date of the last sub-20 reading in Youngstown is March 24. Here’s the date of the last sub-20 reading for each year since 2000:

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Today will be nice and sunny as a dome of high pressure drifts across. Cold though with highs 15-16 degrees below average.

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BRIEF WARM UP!

Wednesday will stick out like a sore thumb in this pattern. With a gusty south-southwest wind, temperatures will soar into the upper 50s to near 60. Aside from the wind, which can gust to 40 mph, it will be nice until late afternoon or early evening. That’s when showers will push in from the west ahead of the cold front.

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A 1/2 inch of rain can be expected by late Wednesday night/early Thursday.

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On Thursday, temperatures will hold steady then fall….and it may be cold enough for…sigh…snowflakes in the afternoon.

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FRIDAY THROUGH SUNDAY: APRIL OF FEBRUARY??

This will be an impressively cold air mass that will be overhead Friday into the weekend. Flurries will be seen Friday and Saturday. Highs Saturday may not be much above freezing.

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LONG RANGE

While the pattern will be “less cold”next week, it will still be cooler than average much of the time.

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Not a very warm pattern beyond that either. Not cold…but not the kind of pattern that will produce 70s and 80s like we get sometimes in April. Day 15-25 outlook:

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WEATHER FOR WEATHER GEEKS: 

The Valley’s most detailed weather forecast is “Weather For Weather Geeks”! This evening’s video will examine the long range to see if there are any signs of warmer weather before April is through. Plus an update on Wednesday’s wind, warmth and late-day rain.  Weather For Weather Geeks will be on ericwfmj.com and wfmj.com/weather as well as the StormTracker app by 8:00pm.

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Head to your favorite app store and get the Valley’s most accurate forecast in your pocket!

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