Clouds were thick across the region Monday and now those clouds will deliver some more snow to the area later Monday night as the next small weather system slides in from the west. Current trends indicate that it will produce generally 1 to 2 inches of snow in the News 9 area from around midnight on. However it could be heavier in the far western part of the region, maybe 3 inches or so. A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY has been issued for Taylor, Clark, and Jackson Counties Monday night through 6 a.m. Tuesday. Please plan on snow covered and slippery roads later Monday night and even into early Tuesday. Slow down and be alert out there!
Lows will hold in the mid 20s Monday night with southeast winds around 10 mph. Light snow showers and patchy freezing drizzle is possible Tuesday morning otherwise the day looks mostly cloudy. Highs should be above normal, hitting the low 30s. However it will turn breezy with south winds becoming west at 10-20 mph. So that will make it feel a bit cooler.
Another front will zip through our area Wednesday bringing a 70% chance of snow from the morning into the afternoon. Right now it appears another 1 to 3 inches could fall. It will also turn breezy late Wednesday as a batch of colder air pushes in. Lows Wednesday morning should be near 16, with highs up in the mid 20s.
Thursday should be mostly sunny and brisk. Lows could be around 0 to -3 degrees with highs near 11. Enjoy that sunshine because it won't last long.
A large storm system will push in from the southwest Friday. It will likely cause a large shield of snow across the Upper Midwest. We could see significant accumulations from midday Friday through late Friday night. Temperatures Friday may start around -1 but climb to the lower 20s.
The snow is expected to end Saturday morning but it could get windy and colder throughout the day. Blowing and drifting snow may be an issue in open areas. Temperatures could reach around 20 at midday, then start falling.
Right snow Sunday and next Monday look dry and cold. Lows could be a few degrees below zero with highs from the upper 0s to around 10. At least there is a good chance of sunshine!
Have a great evening! Meteorologist Tony Schumacher, 2:25 p.m., 13-January 2019
Historical Weather Events. On this date in...
|1988 - A fast moving cold front ushered arctic cold into the north central and northeastern U.S. Mason City IA reported a wind chill reading of 51 degrees below zero, and Greenville ME reported a wind chill of 63 degrees below zero. Winds along the cold front gusted to 63 mph at Rochester NY, and a thunderstorm along the cold front produced wind gusts to 62 mph at Buffalo NY, along with snow and sleet. (National Weather Summary)|