Our short reprieve from cooler than normal temperatures ends abruptly tonight as a cold front dashes through the area. Winds pick up and temperatures tank. Saturday is likely to be the coldest day of the fall so far. Sunday remains chilly but without the wind.

Through Tonight: The cold front clears the region by midnight. Prior to its passage, it’s not too bad out, with temperatures slowly falling through the 50s. After midnight though, winds pick up noticeably and it’s blustery and cold by dawn, with lows 34-38 (suburbs-city).

Saturday: Windy and cold best describe it. Highs don’t recover much from morning lows, only ranging from 40-45 despite considerable sunshine. Winds are sustained from the northwest at 15-25, with some gusts to 30-35 mph especially through mid-afternoon.

Saturday night and Sunday: Winds die down some but it remains quite cold. Lows Sunday morning range from 22-29 (suburbs-city). Sunday afternoon is sunny, with just a light breeze from the west (at around 10 mph). Highs range from 42-47.

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Tuesday winter weather? A weak disturbance may pass through the area Tuesday or just to the south. Depending on its exact track a cold rain or even some mixed precipitation can’t be ruled out given a little cold air in place. It may also come through mainly dry. In any event, it does not look like it has the makings of a significant event but we’ll keep you posted.