No melting this weekend as temperatures slide back below normal

Although the days are getting longer, this weekend is going to be a chilly one.

The calendar says mid-March as we roll along towards St. Patrick's Day, but temperatures will be more like mid-January this weekend.

While there have been some promising signs this past week of a little warmth, temperatures will go downhill into the weekend. We start our Saturday with temperatures in the 20's and that is where they will stay all day long as northwest winds keep it cold. Normal high temperatures this time of year are in the mid-upper-30's which we will fall well short of. There appears to be just enough open water on the Great Lakes to keep some lake induced clouds and even a few flurries in the forecast Saturday with minimal accumulation.

Skies clear Saturday night with temperatures in a few spots dipping below zero.

Sunday looks quiet, but chilly. The sun will return in abundance with winds turning northeasterly. Highs Sunday will stay stuck in the teens.

Looking longer-term, low pressure will pass the middle of next week with some light snow possible later Tuesday into Wednesday. Temperatures mid/late next week climb back into the 30's.