Bitterly Cold Again Tonight
Warmer Air Only a Couple of Days Away
Published Wednesday, February 19, 2020
Today’s High: 17F/Tonight’s Forecast Low: -8F
Good evening… after a bitterly cold start to the day, expect a return to bitter cold temperatures tonight. We can thank a ridge of Canadian high pressure slowly drifting southeast across the region. It will bring the combination of clear skies, light winds and very dry air to the region. This will combine with fresh snow cover to allow temperatures to once again tank. Look for lows in the single digits and teens below zero. Our traditional cool spots over central Wisconsin will see lows in the upper teens to lower 20s below zero. The good news is winds will remain nearly calm in most areas. This will keep wind chills in the -10 to -25 degree range. The exception will be across parts of southeastern Minnesota, including Fillmore County in the News 8 viewing area. Wind chills are expected to drop to between -25 and -30. A WIND CHILL ADVISORY is in effect for this area tonight.
It will be another cold one tomorrow as highs once again top out in the upper single digits to upper teens. The good news is we can expect more sunshine.
Looking Ahead… we start to undergo a change Thursday night. Look for a clear sky. It will be another cold one, with lows in the single digits above and below zero. However, a south breeze at 5-10 mph cause temperatures to stall out and even rise late Thursday night.
As we head into Friday, look for temperatures to continue climbing, eventually ending up in the upper 20s to upper 30s. Even better… expect more sunshine.
The weekend is shaping up to be a nearly perfect February weekend. Look for sunshine and highs in the upper 30s to lower 40s Saturday. We could see a few more clouds Sunday, but with highs in the upper 30s to middle 40s, there should be few complaints.
As we head into the new workweek , look for the pattern to become more active. The result will be a slight chance of rain and snow Monday, with a better chance of rain and snow Tuesday. Temperatures will cool into the middle and upper 30s. By Tuesday night and Wednesday, cooler air will begin to filter into the region. This will change our rain and snow chances to all snow for Tuesday night and Wednesday. It is too early to determine snow amounts, but we’ll have to watch this time period as there could be some accumulating snow.
Temperatures will cool back to below normal levels by the end of next week.
Have a great night, bundle up if heading outdoors! –WKBT Cory Malles