SUPER BOWL WEEKEND WEATHER LOOKS NICE

TURNING MUCH COLDER AFTERWARDS

SNOW SHOWERS LIKELY MONDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY

ACCUMULATIONS ARE LIKELY, ESPECIALLY IN THE MOUNTAINS

COLD AND BREEZY AT TIMES

This Afternoon: Mix of clouds and sunshine. Seasonable temps. Highs 42-47. West wind 10 mph or less.

Tonight: Clouds decreasing after midnight. Seasonably cold. Lows 24-30. Light wind.

Sunday: Partly to mostly sunny. Highs 45-51. West wind 10 mph or less.

Sunday Night: Clouds increasing. Cold with a mix of rain/snow developing well after midnight. Lows 28-33

Monday: Starting as a mix in the valleys. Periods of snow then likely, especially in the mountains. Accumulations possible. Highs 31-36. Northwest wind 10-30 mph.

WEATHER SUMMARY:

Super Bowl Weekend is here, with calm weather expected. With a mix of clouds and sunshine this afternoon, expect seasonable temperatures - in the 40s. Clouds gradually decreasing after midnight will leave lows in the 20s – again, seasonable.

Super Bowl Sunday will have great pigskin weather, with highs in the 40s to near 50 and a mostly to partly sunny sky during the day. Later on, clouds begin to move in ahead of our next weather maker – ‘the game changer.’

A cold front works its way towards the area, with colder air joining it. With enough moisture being fed in, this will give us another chance at accumulating snow. Precipitation may start off as a brief freezing rain/rain mix, before changing to snow in the valleys. Most of our higher elevations will just see snow. Accumulations are probable in the valleys and likely in the mountains. Accumulations will depend highly on what precipitation starts out as on Monday morning.  Stay tuned, as we continue to fine-tune the forecast.

As the winds turn out of the northwest, we expect on and off snow showers Tuesday and Wednesday. This becomes the kind of setup where you could be in one place that sees higher accumulations, and then go a few miles away and see not as much. Where the bursts of snow develop, that’s where you see more accumulation. It’s still a tad soon to talk exact accumulations, but we’ll be nailing the forecast down over the course of the weekend. Be weather aware through Wednesday.

One thing is very certain, and that is the cold air and stiff breeze we’ll feel through Wednesday and even Thursday.

Seasonable temperatures return to the forecast next Friday, but with the potential for more mix/snow later.

Temperature Outlook: Highs in the 40s Saturday, and near 50 Sunday. 30s for highs Monday, 20s to around 30 Tuesday through Thursday, and 40s on Friday. Lows in the teens and 20s all week.

Our average high is 47°, low 26°.

Meteorologist Chris Michaels