StormTeam 8 Forecast: High 25°/ Low 17°... More clouds than sun, breezy & colder today. Scattered flurries. Cloudy & cold tonight. Slight chance of light snow showers (north) or flurries. Still breezy.
Last updated Wednesday, December 7, 2016 at 7:35 AM...
The coldest air so far this season has settled across the region. Temps early this morning are in the teens, but west winds 10-25 mph are causing wind chills in the single digits and some spots are even in the single digits below zero. Make sure you bundle up when heading out the door this morning.
Today will be mostly cloudy with some scattered flurries. Like yesterday, we could see some peeks of sun at times. It will be colder with highs only in the low-mid 20s. It will be blustery with west winds 10-20 mph and gusts to 30 mph possible.
A trough (stretched out area of low pressure) will sink south into northern parts of the viewing area tonight into Thursday. This will keep the region under mainly cloudy skies and bring a slight chance of light snow showers or flurries. The best chance for seeing snow showers and perhaps even minor accumulations around a 1/2" or so will be near and north of I-94. Minimal if any snow accumulations are expected for the rest of the region.
Lows tonight will be in the teens with wind chills again in the single digits above and below zero... thanks to west winds 10-30 mph. Highs Thursday will be in the mid 20s with blustery NW winds 10-20 and gusts to 30 mph.
Looking Ahead... It will remain cold for the forseeable future with below average temperatures right through next week... at least. Expect highs in the upper teens to around 20º on Friday, then 20s over the weekend. It gets even colder next week with highs slipping into the teens and lows in the single digits.
Forecast models continue to advertise a chance for some accumulating snow over the weekend. At this point, the timing looks to be from later in the day on Saturday... Saturday night... and into about the first half of Sunday. It's too early to say how much snow we could see accumulate across the region, so stay tuned for updates through the week.
Next Monday through Thursday looks mainly dry, but the models have been bouncing around with a slight chance of light snow on one of those days. The latest data has that chance of snow centered around Wednesday.
Have a great Wednesday... but bundle up! -Bill Graul