A Few Rain and Snow Showers Late Tonight
AM Showers Tomorrow, but Breezy and Warmer
Tonight’s Forecast Low: 34/Tomorrow’s Forecast High: 62
Good evening… we saw just about everything today. Periods of rain, rain and snow and even ice pellets. The cause is an upper air disturbance combining with cold air aloft. These rain and snow showers are on the decrease, but we are not done with them just yet.
As we head into tonight, look for an area of low pressure over Canada to quickly drop southeast into the region late tonight. Warm air ahead of this system will produce an area of rain and snow across the area late tonight, most likely after 4:00 AM. The mix will quickly change to rain after daybreak as warmer air flows into the region. However, the mix could continue a bit longer over northern sections of the area. However, any snow accumulation looks minor. Look for lows tonight to range from the upper 20s to middle 30s.
That low will track from the Minnesota/Iowa border to the northern Great Lakes tomorrow. We’ll start the day with rain or rain and snow showers. The good news is they will quickly exit the area by mid-morning. In fact, we should see some sunshine by tomorrow afternoon. It will be a breezy and warmer day. Look for highs in the middle 50s to lower 60s. Expect southeast winds to become southwesterly at 15 to 20 mph with gusts to 35 mph.
Clouds look to linger through tomorrow night as lows drop into the upper 20s to middle 30s.
Looking ahead… our brief warm up will come to a screeching halt Sunday. Look for a partly sunny sky and highs only in the upper 30s to middle 40s. We could also see isolated rain and snow showers, especially during the afternoon.
Unfortunately, temperatures will remain below average for much of next week. Look for highs in the upper 30s to middle 40 Monday and Tuesday. They will moderate a bit, climbing into the middle 40s to lower 50s Wednesday and Thursday, then return to the 40s for the end of next week.
A series of weak disturbances will cross the area almost daily. The result will be a continued chance of hit and miss showers. Depending on the time of day and temperatures, the rain could mix with snow at times.
Overall, much of next week looks to be chilly and damp from time to time.
Have a great weekend and stay warm! -WKBT Cory Malles