It’s going to be unseasonably cold in our area by tomorrow, and it may even feel like a shock to our bodies. Matters could be made worse as forecasters say snow could arrive in our area on Tuesday. The exact details aren’t clear at this point. So let’s break this down into two parts: the cold and the snow.

COLD WEATHER

After the rain clears out today, temperatures will tumble and it will be windy. Temperatures will only get into the lower 40s, according to Townsquare Media’s Chief Meteorologist, Dan Zarrow. With winds gusting to 35 mph, the “biting wind chill will make it feel like 20s and 30s all day,” Dan says.

Saturday we’ll be in the 40s, but Sunday looks nicer as we get into the middle 50s.

TUESDAY SNOW

We’ve heard about a storm for early next week for a while now, and yes, it’s still possible. The difference is that the timing of the storm has changed a bit. Monday is now looking dry with temperatures in the 50s.

The National Weather Service says that a storm will arrive in our area on Tuesday.

However, they caution that the exact track of the storm is not clear, and any deviations in the storm’s track will have impacts on temperatures and thus the types of precipitation we’ll see during the storm.

“However at this time some precipitation does look likely in the Tuesday time frame, and wintry precipitation is certainly possible (details lacking at this point),” they wrote in Thursday morning’s forecast discussion.

Meanwhile, Townsquare Media’s Chief Meteorologist, Dan Zarrow, says that the storm could start as rain before changing to a mix/snow as temperatures drop throughout the day.

“Of particular concern here would be the Tuesday afternoon/evening commute,” Dan told us early Thursday.

However, “this is still a very fluid forecast,” he reminds us. “So it’s still too early for any confident details.”

We’ll be watching for the forecast.