Milder weather will be in the area for the next couple of days but Winter will return soon. Some accumulating snow will develop late this week and colder weather is likely for the weekend.
Today: Cloudy during the morning, then some patches of sun developing.
High: 32 Wind: West 5-10
Tonight: Mostly cloudy with scattered fog.
Low: 22 Wind: SW 5-10
Wednesday: Mostly cloudy and mild.
High: 36 Wind: SW around 5
Today there should be a few more patches of sun developing by the afternoon and this will help raise high temperatures up to around the freezing mark. A few locations could rise into the mid 30s. Otherwise it will be another quiet day with winds out of the west at 5 to 10 mph. A bit of fog could develop tonight and mainly cloudy skies are expected on Wednesday. Even with more clouds tomorrow, high temps will likely reach the mid to upper 30s, making it the warmest day of January thus far.
Mild conditions will continue into Thursday but the weather ill not be quiet. An occluded front and low pressure system moving in from the west will generate a wintry mix of precipitation early in the day which will likely transition to snow in the afternoon with 1 to 3 inches accumulation likely into the evening. This same storm system will linger over our area on Friday and even into Saturday morning. During this time there will be scattered light snow with perhaps another inch or so accumulation. It is not a major storm system, but there will be enough snow to cause a little trouble on the roads.
High temps will still reach the low to mid 30s early Thursday, then top out in the upper 20s on Friday, and mid 20 on Saturday. It will be a little breezy to start the weekend, so that will make it feel a bit colder as well. Highs will be in the low 20s on Sunday and Monday, which is close to normal for this tie of year.
Have an excellent Tuesday! Meteorologist Justin Loew, Morning Update, 12-January-2021
On this date in weather history: 1987 - Twenty-seven cities in the Upper Midwest reported new record high temperatures for the date. Afternoon highs of 72 degrees at Valentine NE and 76 degrees at Rapid City SD set records for the month of January. (National Weather Summary)