Rain could turn to snow before sunrise

QUICK-LOOK FORECAST

  • Rain to snow showers tonight
  • Rain/snow mix Monday
  • Snow showers Monday Eve to Wednesday

DETAILED FORECAST

An area of low pressure will settle into the Great Lakes with a trailing cold front crossing the area tonight, according to McCall Vrydaghs, StormCenter 7 meteorologist.

“This front will bring a line of rain showers to the area this evening,” Vrydaghs said. “A few scattered light rain showers behind the front may mix with or changeover to snow showers overnight. These will be very hit-or-miss”

Temperatures will fall back through the 40s this evening, then into the lower 30s before sunrise.

Monday: Cloudy and breezy with scattered rain/snow showers. Temperatures will push into the upper 30s. Around sunset a secondary cold front will swing through bringing a reinforcing shot of cold air. At this point we will see everyone change over to scattered snow showers. Temperatures will tumble through the night and bottom out in the lower to middle 20s. Winds also increase quite a bit, so wind chills will be in the lower teens. A dusting to a half inch of snow is possible before Tuesday morning.

Tuesday: Scattered snow showers continue on Tuesday. Could see some heavier bursts of snow at times that may reduce visibility and put down a quick coating of snow. Drivers should be extra careful out on the roadways. Winds will stay blustery throughout the day, and will create some blowing and drifting snow. Temperatures will stay in the 20s, but winds will make it feel much colder at times. Windy conditions will also make it difficult to get an accurate snow total amount, but up to an inch is possible in spots, with a few localized higher amounts.

Wednesday: Cloudy with a few more snow showers, but not as active as Tuesday. It will be a very cold day with morning lows in the teens and highs around 20 degrees. Wind chills may drop to near zero in the morning, and only hover in the single digits or low teens for the afternoon.

Thursday: This will be our coldest morning of the week. Temperatures start in the single digits with wind chills below zero. Limiting your time outdoors is advised with frigid conditions such as these. Highs for the day get back to the lower 20s for the afternoon. This is more than 10 degrees below normal. In fact, these highs are closer to where our normal daytime low should be.

Friday: Partly cloudy and cold again. Slight chance of a few flurries. Highs in the lower 20s.

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