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Windy, frigid Valentine's Day, but at least it will be sunny

Posted at 5:45 AM, Feb 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-14 19:24:05-05

The chill is finally in the air — for now.

For much of February so far, temperatures have been well above normal. But Valentine's Day has been a different story. Temperatures were right at around 40 degrees at midnight, and since then, temperatures have fallen and hovered at around 30 degrees during the afternoon.

Winds were gusting at around 20 mph making it feel more like 20 degrees all day.

Temperatures will continue to fall Friday night. Overnight lows will end up in the teens by daybreak. Winds will be backing down, but it will still be a factor, with feel like readings down in the single digits. In the outlying suburbs, wind chills will be around 0 degrees.

It will remain cold through Saturday, but winds will diminish as high pressure starts to drift off shore. Expect highs to be in the lower 30s.

By Sunday, winds will shift more southwesterly. That will help bring temperatures back up into the mid 40s. A weak disturbance could bring in some clouds from time to time.

It is all good for Presidents Day. Another area of high pressure slides through bringing mostly sunny skies and highs in the mid 40s.

The next chance of rain moves in late on Tuesday and it may linger into Wednesday morning. Temperatures will be mild ahead of the system on Tuesday with highs possibly hitting 50 degrees or more. Behind the system, temperatures cool down into the 40s on Wednesday.