A cold front is barreling eastward across the area this morning, bringing us a gray start to our Easter Sunday and yielding a few passing sprinkles and light rain showers.
This frontal zone will slip offshore later today and be followed by some afternoon sunshine, drier and cooler air and a gusty west wind.
Deeper cold will build into the region late in the day and really take hold tonight, with temperatures dropping through the 40s and 30s this evening and bottoming out in the upper 20s and lower 30s around the area by morning.
Another weather system will approach our area from the south and west tomorrow and race quickly by the region during the morning and midday hours.
The incoming low pressure center will spread of shield of steady precipitation across the area during the day on Monday…beginning during the early to mid-morning hours and lingering into the early to mid-afternoon period.
Despite temperatures in the 40s and 50s today, the atmosphere on Monday will be plenty cold enough to support frozen precipitation. With that in mind, we can anticipate several hours of steady, accumulating snow.
A general 1 to 3 inches of snow is expected – with the highest totals on the colder, grassy surfaces and cartops. Roadways may become slick and snow-covered in spots but the strong early April sun and recent warmth should prohibit too much of a problem on most main roads.