Coldest Night of the Season So Far -Bill Graul
Chance Of Light Snow on Tuesday
Tonight’s Forecast Low: 6F / Tuesday’s Forecast High: 23F…
Mother Nature is finally giving our area a strong taste of winter. Temps have been falling most of the day, with blustery NW winds 15-30 mph and gusts over 40 mph in many locations. This caused wind chills to drop into the single digits above and below zero this afternoon and evening.
Winds will die down tonight into the 5-10 mph range as they shift around to the south. It will be the coldest night of the season so far, with lows in the single digits and perhaps even below zero in some areas near and north of I-94. Lows will likely be set by midnight, then clouds roll in and temps will likely level off or even rise a few degrees overnight.
Those clouds are in advance of a weak disturbance that will bring a chance of light snow on Tuesday. Snow accumulations will be light, generally in the trace to 1″ range in most areas… but it could be enough to cause slick roads at times, so be prepared. Highs Tuesday will only be in the upper teens to low-mid 20s. It won’t be nearly as windy, with south winds around 5-10 mph.
Sunny to partly cloudy on Wednesday and not quite as cold. Expect highs in the upper 20s to around 30F.
Looking Ahead… Another system could bring some light snow or a mix on Thursday, with highs in the mid-upper 30s. A stronger system could bring more snow or a mix by Friday afternoon… with the chance for snow Friday night into Saturday morning. This system has the potential of dropping an accumulating snow across the region, but it’s way too early to say just how much… so stay tuned through the week!
Sunday looks dry with highs in the mid-upper 30s, then warmer heading into the start of next week… with highs in the low 40s on Monday and Tuesday.
Stay warm tonight and don’t forget about your pets! -Bill Graul
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