The weather's on a roller coaster this week, with winds and temperatures, and some unpleasant conditions. It will be a good idea to check the forecast daily... and batten down the trash cans, recyclables and any other loose items.
Ken Clark, meteorologist with AccuWeather, Inc., said two Alberta Clippers pushing through the region are contributing to fast-changing weather. Here's the week's forecast from AccuWeather and the National Weather Service:
Tuesday: Cold, windy, with drizzle and flurries possible. Declining temperatures throughout the day. The quickest decline in conditions will likely be in the morning. Wind chills could drop from the mid 20s at 5 a.m. to the mid teens by 9 a.m. Wind speeds of 15 mph to 30 mph throughout the day, gusting to about 45 mph.
Wednesday: Temperatures rebound from a morning low in the mid-teens to afternoon highs in the mid 40s. No precipitation expected and lighter winds forecast.
Thursday: Noticeably windier than Tuesday, with sustained winds of 20 mph to 40 mph, gusting higher. Another chance for flurries. Highs in the upper 30s.
Thursday night: Single digit lows.
Friday: Chilly with highs in the 20s.
Weekend: Mostly sunny skies; highs could be around 40 degrees on Saturday and in the mid 40s on Sunday.