The coldest average high temperature all year is 25 degrees, which occurs in the early part of January. January 21st was the last day of an 8-degree average low, the coldest low in the year. Today’s average sits at 27 degrees for a high and 9 degrees for a low. As the sun angle continues to get higher, temperatures are on the upward trend. Yet, February is a winter month and there are still 23 days until the average high is above 32 degrees.
Early this morning, temperatures have fallen into the single digits. A high-pressure will filters in the cold air as it heads south through Minnesota. Areas of sunshine will be possible, especially late today. But with little warming highs will struggle to get into the 20s today.
If clearing can occur overnight, it could be a morning below zero. But if clouds hold in place, it will be a similar morning to today. Warm air will start to slide into the region with more sunshine on Thursday. Highs will be in the mid-20s, which is near average.
The weekend will bring another chance at snowfall. Friday into Saturday morning will be more seasonal, quiet, and cloudy. Then by Saturday afternoon, a large low pressure will slide through the central parts of the states. This will keep the Coulee Region on the cold side. All snowfall precipitation type is more likely with this event. Yet, temperatures will be near freezing and may create wetter snow than we’ve seen for our last few snow chances. The system will taper off Sunday afternoon.
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Have a great day!
- Stormtracker 19 Meteorologist Alyssa Triplett