Yet another surge of unseasonably cold air is building into the region today. Despite a good deal of strong April sunshine (consider – the sun during the first week of April is in the same position in the sky as it during the first week of September) temperatures will struggle to climb through the 30s this morning and will only top out in the lower to perhaps middle 40s around the area. The “normal” high for the date is 51F.
Factor in a west and northwest wind gusting better than 35 mph at times and it will undoubtedly feel rather nasty for this time of year. Cold will continue to pour into the area this afternoon and evening and as we lose the daytime heating and winds begin to relax tonight, temperatures will respond by dropping well down into the 20s overnight tonight.