It was a cold day across the Coulee Region on Thursday. Temperatures came up 10-15 degrees short of our average for this time of year.
Many communities only saw high temperatures in the upper 20s and low 30s under mostly cloudy skies. However, there were a few peeks of sunshine throughout the day. Those cold temps set the stage for light snow to enter over night. Today, we will be dealing with a slippery morning commute and a cold, but clear overnight.
Light Snow Overnight Is Leading To Slippery AM Commute…
A weak area of low pressure merged with some moisture over the central plains yesterday afternoon. Last night, the merged area of low pressure took aim at the Coulee Region with some light snow throughout the area. Those light snow showers and flurries are expected to continue until about the end of the morning commute. What that means is that the morning commute will be slick and slippery. Make sure to take it easy on area roadways. You can always check MN511.org and WI511.org for the latest road conditions across Minnesota and Wisconsin. The snow pushes east through the afternoon leading to a good mix of sun and clouds. Highs will only top out in the 20s and low 30s.
Winds will kick up 10-20 mph behind the storm as it departs. Gusts could exceed 30 mph in some communities through SE Minnesota and NE Iowa. Overnight, it gets down right cold. Temps will bottom out in the single digits and teens with gusty northwest winds. Wind chills will be sub zero for some by late tonight.
Clearing Out & Cooling Down By Saturday!
High pressure slides down from Canada just in time for your Saturday. It will bring with it slightly cooler temperatures than Friday’s afternoon highs.
High pressure will also arrive with some partly sunny skies and calmer conditions. Winds will finally relax and turn out of the south at 5-10 mph by Saturday afternoon. That will push high temps into the 20s and low 30s. Overnight, clouds increase as temps remain chilly. Lows will dip back into the mid 20s.
Veterans Day Will Be Chilly!
Veterans Day is shaping up to be a mostly cloudy day with a storm system skirting northern Minnesota and northern Wisconsin. There is a stray chance for a flurry through our northern communities, but it will be a mainly dry day. Temps will be chilly and will only top out in the 30s. If you have outdoor ceremonies or memorials to attend, make sure to bundle up out there! Join me on Daybreak beginning at 4:30 am for the latest details on that snowy forecast to kick off your Friday. We’ll also talk about that all important weekend forecast! See you then!
– Stormtracker 19 Meteorologist Alex Wasilenko