- By John DiPasquale
- 11/23/2014 03:52 PM
Milder with a Few Passing Showers; Some Rain Late Tonight
Warm and Windy Monday
It was a milder and mainly quiet Sunday with highs well up into the 40s. A warm front will move through late tonight/early Monday with a batch of rain. It will turning windier as the night progresses with evening lows in the mid 40s before rising into the low 50s late. In the wake of the warm front, it will turn somewhat sunny and very mild on Monday with highs well up into the 50s to near 60 degrees! The warm up is typically welcomed for many of us, but for those areas which saw several feet of lake snow this past week up north, it means more cause for concern. The combined warm temperatures and some rain means the potential for significant flooding for these hardest hit areas right through early this week. Another problem Monday and Monday night will be the very strong winds that could very well gust around 60 mph at times, mainly near Lake Erie and to the north. Winds of this magnitude, if realized, will probably cause tree damage and some power outages adding insult to injury in the flood zones. The strongest winds will likely occur later Monday afternoon through Monday evening following a strong cold front passage. Winds will very slowly subside during the day Tuesday. A more seasonable level air mass will blow in Monday night and Tuesday with a limited amount of lake snow and mixed precipitation around Tuesday. We will have to watch the coast later Wednesday into the start of Thanksgiving, as a storm will take shape and could provide some big travel headaches for the biggest travel day of the year, probably east of us. Stay tuned for updates.