A Mild Weekend on the Way

Some Much Needed Sun by Sunday

Good evening… we’ll end the workweek how we started it… under clouds. A weak disturbance over Iowa brought a round of light snow to the area today, but accumulations remained on the light side.

As we head into tonight, look for areas of light snow to end by mid evening. There could be some patchy freezing drizzle before the snow ends, so be on the alert for patchy slick spots. Lows tonight will remain on the mild side, holding nearly steady in the upper 20s to lower 30s.

As we head into the weekend, look for clouds to linger into Saturday. It will be a mild day , with highs in the lower to middle 30s. It will be even warmer Sunday as a surge of warm air pushes the mercury well into the 40s to near 50 in spots. And most importantly, we may finally get a crack some much needed sunshine. The warm up… and the sunshine… will be fleeting.

Looking ahead… Look for a return to near normal readings next week. We’ll start out in the 30s Monday, then cool into the middle 20s Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Temperatures will get a little bit of a bump heading into the end of the week as temperatures flirt with 30 degrees.

As far as far as precipitation chances are concerned, look for a dry start to the workweek. Low pressure will track across the mid- Mississippi River Valley toward the Ohio Valley. It will bring a chance of light snow Monday night into Tuesday. The area most likely to see precipitation will lie along and south of I-90, especially northeast Iowa and southwestern Wisconsin. Amounts look rather light at this time.

Expect a mix of clouds and sun Wednesday. Yet another weak disturbance will track across the region Thursday into Friday and bring another slight chance of light snow.

Dry weather returns for the start of next weekend.

Have a great weekend! –Cory Malles