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“Coldest air of the season” looms for next weekend

Sunday’s weather will be balmy by early February standards, but next weekend, those with Valentine’s Day plans may want to keep them indoors.

Temperatures will gradually decrease all week, and by Saturday, “We’ll see probably the coldest air mass of the season dropping across the Great Lakes,” said David Thomas, National Weather Service meteorologist.

That means daytime highs in the single digits and lows below zero next weekend, Thomas said. The good news is, it might not be very windy, because the cold is connected with an Arctic high-pressure system. “Typically, with high pressure you don’t get the blustery conditions,” Thomas said.

High temperatures will be in the low to mid-40s Sunday and Monday, but Monday afternoon the forecast is for a wintry mix of snow, sleet and rain. Then, there’s a chance of light snow Tuesday, and continued snow possibilities every day this week. High temperatures will be in the upper 30s Tuesday, the upper 20s Wednesday, the upper teens Thursday and the low 20s Friday.