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Erratic Weather Ahead

By Gerard Roe

There will be no love lost between us and the weather this week as the erratic pattern continues. There will be only a mild moderation Tuesday as westerly winds bring slightly warmer air. Off in the west a storm system is slowly gathering strength. It will accelerate across the country on Wednesday and Thursday, and although temperatures will rise dramatically into the mid fifties, the skies will cloud up and there is a chance of significant precipitation. Temperatures are then expected to remain above normal on into the weekend.

Today: Bright, sunny, cold and dry. Moderate winds from the west. High 32F (0C).

Tonight: Frigid. A chance of a cloud or two. Winds dropping. Low 17F (-8C).

Wednesday: A warming trend. Winds shifting to be more southerly. Clear early then clouding up, probably by mid morning. Temperature continuing to rise throughtout the day. Precipitation likely by afternoon or evening. May start off as snow but will end as rain. High 40F (4C). Low 23F (-5C).

Thursday: A tempestuous start. Heaviest rain in the morning with a break in the skies maybe towards evening. High 57F (8C). Low 37F (3C).