Lots Of Sunshine… But Cold Today
Snow Likely Saturday Afternoon Through Sunday Morning
Friday’s Forecast High: 17F / Tonight’s Forecast Low: -1F…
A strong cold front pushed south across the region last evening, setting the stage for a much colder day today. The good news is we’ll see lots of sunshine, but the bad news is temps will only top out in the teens. Wind chills this morning are in the -5F to -15F range across the area, so dress accordingly.
Mostly clear and bitterly cold tonight. Lows will drop to the single digits above and below zero. Winds will only be around 5 mph, but enough to cause wind chills in the -5F to -15F range. Increasing clouds on Saturday as a system moves in from the west. Snow will develop Saturday afternoon from west to east.
Periods of snow will continue Saturday night and this is when the bulk of the accumulating snow will fall. The snow will then taper Sunday morning. Storm totals are expected to be in the 2″ to 5″ range of fluffy snow across our viewing area, with the highest totals north/west. We will call Saturday an ALERT DAY due to travel impacts later in the day and into Saturday night. Be prepared if you must travel.
The snow tapers to flurries early Sunday, otherwise expect a mainly cloudy day with seasonable highs in the mid-upper 20s.
Looking Ahead… Expect mostly cloudy skies every day next week. A system tracking by to our south could bring a slight chance of snow in our far southern counties on Monday. Another disturbance could bring some light snow showers or flurries region-wide on Wednesday. Highs next week will mainly be in the mid-upper 20s, perhaps some low 30s by Friday. Overnight lows will mainly be in the teens, perhaps single digits on some nights in traditional colder spots.
Happy Friday and have a good weekend! Keep an eye on the forecast if you have travel plans. -Bill Graul
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