StormTeam 8 Forecast: High 28° / Low 7°... Evening snow ends. Turning partly cloudy and very cold overnight. A frigid Thanksgiving Day.
Updated Wednesday, November 26, 2014 at 6:29 PM...
A clipper system and arctic cold front will produce a round of light snow across the News 8 viewing area this evening. This snow should rapidly end this evening. Amounts will range from a Trace to around two inches. The highest totals will be found across parts of southeastern Minnesota. These are not high totals, but just a little snow can really ice up the roads. With many of you hitting the roads this evening, be sure to allow a little extra space between you and the driver ahead of you... plus allow a little extra time to reach your destination.
The snow will be followed by a very cold night. Look for skies to become cloudy late tonight as Canadian high pressure nudges into the area. This will allow temperatures to plummet into the singe digits above zero. winds chills may approach -5° to -10° tomorrow morning.
The high will bring some sunshine for Thanksgiving Day. However... temperatures will only warm into the middle teens. so, if you are a deer hunter or plan to travel tomorrow, be sure to dress for the cold, or at least keep some warm clothes in your car.
Another system will bring a chance of light snow late Thursday night into Friday. There could be some freezing drizzle in spots Friday as well. Minor snow accumulations of a trace to two inches are possible, especially north & northeast. Temps warm back to around 30º for highs, but early morning temps will be in the low-mid teens for you Black Friday shoppers. Be sure to keep an eye on those road conditions as well.
Looking Ahead... Warmer air filters in from the south on Saturday and should push highs into the upper 30s to lower 40s. With the warmer air could come some clouds and perhaps even some patchy fog. Sunday and Monday are looking dry, but colder with highs slipping back to around 30º Sunday... then into the teens Monday.
Another system could bring a light wintry mix Tuesday and some snow or wintry mix on Wednesday into Thursday. However... it will also warm us up again.
Have a great night safe travels! -Cory Malles