There may be scattered clouds, but for the most part the sun should be out during St. Patrick’s Day parades this weekend. With near-perfect timing, a band of light snow should move through the area from the northwest Saturday night.
With a persistent northwest flow aloft, seasonably cool air will continue to flow into the Midwest and Great Lakes the next few days – daily highs averaging about 5-degrees below normal. By the middle of next week a subtle pattern change will emerge with the cooler northwest winds aloft shunting off to the east, replaced by a dry warming westerly flow. Daytime temperatures should warm into the 50s the latter part of the workweek with 60s projected by next weekend.