StormTeam 8 Forecast: High 42° / Low 39°... Areas of dense fog and drizzle today. Rain likely tonight.
Updated Saturday, November 22, 2014 at 9:50 AM...
After areas of freezing drizzle this morning, temperatures are now warming above average. It will continue to be a cloudy and dreary day with pockets of drizzle, but we're also seeing areas of dense fog. A DENSE FOG ADVISORY is in effect until 2pm for those south of I-90. Visibility will be less than 1/4 mile at times. Please use caution on the roads! Highs today will be in the low 40s.
Another storm system will approach tonight. Rain will become likely after midnight and temperatures will be on the rise overnight.
By Sunday and Sunday night, two storm system will come together over the central Great Lakes then intensify. Sunday will be very mild... and very rainy. Afternoon highs will warm well into the 40s. The storm moves into the northern Great Lakes and strengthens Sunday night. As this happens it will start to pump cold air into the region. By Monday, temperatures will fall to into the low 30s. Any precip in the area will change to snow. The models are struggling a bit with how much snow will fall. Right now, it looks like amounts will remain light... a trace to an inch in most spots. However... because of the uncertainty be sure to check later forecasts in case snow amounts need to be tweaked. In addition to snow and cold, look for winds to ramp up behind the storm system. This could lead to visibility problems if any snow does fall. Stay tuned!
Looking Ahead... Tuesday looks dry, but chilly as temperatures to slip into the 20s.
Another weak system could impact the region around Wednesday of next week with a chance of light snow. This is a big travel day so we'll keep a close eye on it. Thanksgiving Thursday & Friday are looking mainly dry at this time... but cold with highs mainly in the upper teens to middle 20s and lows in the teens. Slightly warmer arrives next weekend when temps could once again rise above freezing.
Have a great Saturday! -Michelle Poedel