StormTeam 8 Forecast: High 27° / Low 20°... Clouds thicken tonight. Periods of snow Tuesday with increasing winds. Much colder midweek.
Updated Monday, March 2, 2015 at 5:30 PM...
Good Monday evening to you! I hope you enjoyed today's weather, because big changes are on the way for Tuesday. We saw a lot of sun this morning and early afternoon, but clouds have gradually been on the increase. Highs today topped out about 10 degrees below average in the mid to upper 20s.
Clouds will continue to thicken tonight ahead of a storm system and there will be a good chance of snow moving in well after midnight. Lows tonight will drop into the upper teens to low 20s.
Unfortunately, the snow will really begin to spread across the region just in time for the Tuesday morning commute. Periods of snow will continue through the early afternoon hours before tapering off. Snowfall totals look to be in the 1"-4" range with the highest totals north of I-90. Winds will also begin to increase as the day progresses, and this could lead to areas of blowing snow during the late afternoon and evening. This is why a WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY is in place for the entire News 8 Viewing Area from 3am-9pm Tuesday.
Looking Ahead... Skies will gradually clear Tuesday night, but winds will remain brisk and much colder air will build in. Also, areas of patchy blowing snow will still be a concern. Lows will be in the single digits on either side of zero.
Wednesday and Thursday will be dry, but chilly. Highs will only be in the teens, and Wednesday will be a blustery one.
The big dip in temperatures won't last long... temperatures warm back into the mid 30s by Friday and the weekend. A few weak disturbances will move north of the area over the upcoming weekend, so we could see a snow shower or two.
Temperatures look to remain in the 30s into early next week.
Have a great night! -Michelle Poedel