Snow Showers Through About Midnight… Breezy & Cold! -Bill Graul
Breezy & Unseasonably Cold Friday & Saturday
WHAT WE’RE TRACKING:
A clipper-type system is tracking by to our east this evening, producing strong W/NW winds across our area. It’s also pushing moisture across the region in the form of scattered snow showers. In fact, there could be brief bursts of moderate snow in some areas this evening… thanks in part to river enhanced snow bands coming off of Lake Pepin and Lake Onalaska in the Miss. River valley. A quick inch of snow is not out of the question for isolated locations, but most will just see a trace to perhaps around a half-inch. Watch for slick spots on the roads tonight and for the Friday morning commute. Take it easy and allow some extra time.
The snow showers should taper around midnight, but it’s going to be breezy and cold overnight. Expect lows in the 15-20F range for most, but blustery winds will cause wind chills to dip into the single digits by morning. Some areas west of the Miss. River could even see wind chills below zero. Keep that in mind as you head out the door Friday morning and dress accordingly.
COLDEST AIR SO FAR THIS SEASON:
Another surge of cold air will cause highs Friday and Saturday to only reach the upper teens to low-mid 20s. Overnight lows will be in the single digits and teen. Wind chills will drop into the single digits above and below zero. It is still November, right?!? Another weak disturbance could cause some light snow showers or flurries late Friday night into part of Saturday, with the best chances north and east.
Still breezy, but not quite as cold Sunday with highs in the low 30s. Monday will be in the low 30s as well, with partly cloudy skies. A bit warmer (relative to where we’ve been) on Tuesday with highs in the upper 30s to around 40F. We drop back into the 30s for the second half of the week, including Thanksgiving. I’m still tracking the chance for a system to bring some snow or a mix to parts of the region on Thanksgiving, so be sure to stay tuned for updates into next week… especially if you have travel plans.
In the meantime, stay warm, dress for the cold and have a great night! -Meteorologist Bill Graul
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