After the going below zero, -1°, for the 8th different day this winter here in Rochester early this morning, the abundant sun is helping moderate us some into the 20s this afternoon, which is an improvement from yesterday, & a nice recovery from early this morning.
The next weather maker is a fast moving area of low pressure with a warm front right on it's heals, which will likely lay down about 1 to 3" of snow late tonight into Tuesday morning. Snow will likely be heaviest between about 3am & 8am, which will probably cause the morning commute to be slick & slow tomorrow. Snow will taper to scattered snow showers & flurries during the morning & linger at times into much of the afternoon. Highs Tuesday will make the low to mid 30s with a brisk wind adding an extra chill to the air, but it will certainly be milder than it's been.
Even milder air will make it's way in later Tuesday night into start of Wednesday with early highs up near 40 Wednesday, before easing back through the 30s Wednesday afternoon with a gusty wind & scattered snow & rain showers ending as a few snow showers & flurries Wednesday afternoon.
A stronger storm & warm front will charge at us late Thursday/Thursday night with some rain & milder air likely sneaking in briefly late Thursday night & to start Friday, before it's blown out by a cold front due to cross through Friday morning with some rain. Temperatures may begin in the 40s to near 50 early Friday, but likely fall back into the 30s during the late morning/afternoon. A seasonable air mass will likely be with us to begin the weekend, but later Sunday into next week most signs are pointing toward a return to unseasonably cold air again with more chances of snow & lake snow returning to round out February. Stay tuned.
Enjoy the sun this afternoon everyone!