Extended Cold Period Underway; More Significant Rain On Monday

Cloudy, windy and much colder air swept into the Crossroads today along with significant rain and a few thunderstorms. In fact, over 3 inches of rain fell in southwestern parts of the area, and a large swath of 2 inch rains covered the region. Most of the rain has moved out of the area, but in its wake the cold north wind continues and will persist through Saturday. Look for isolated showers tonight through Sunday, then increasing chances of rain and thunderstorms Sunday night and Monday as another Canadian air mass overruns the area. Near freezing temperatures can be expected early Wednesday morning, but a slow warming trend will ensue the second half of next week.