Single digits are where most of our region is starting off this morning! Some cities in the Coulee Region were able to get their temperatures to below zero this morning. Plenty of layers will be necessary as you head out the door! Wind chills aren’t going to be as much of a concern as the day rolls on, but cities in SE Minnesota and NE Iowa will be feeling like below zero because of snow pack and flat terrain.
Yesterday ended up holding more clouds and there were even times of a few snowflakes with temperatures in the 20s. More sunshine is expected for the weekend with times of clouds passing through with temperatures gradually returning to average!
Friday is Finally Here…
After a week-long of hoping for the sunshine to return, we have had peeks of sunshine here and there. However, clouds are pretty stubborn and even a few flurries will grace our skies. Temperatures overnight were able to stay in the teens until slight clearing occurred early this morning.
The clouds have stuck around with flurries and temperatures are quite chilly. The snow pack we have and temperatures starting off so cold are contributing to the frigid day. Tonight’s temperatures are expected to return to the teens for much of the Coulee Region with some cities decreasing to the single digits once again. After another cold night, temperatures will start to warm to more comfortable levels.
Clearing and Beautiful…
The single digits won’t stick around this time. The horizon will become clearer as we enter the weekend, and bright sunshine will be able to contribute to a warming trend. Temperatures will quickly rebound and reach the upper 20s.
Southwest winds will keep the skies mostly clear and allow for temperatures to feel more comfortable, relatively speaking. It should be a beautiful weekend to get out and enjoy the Rotary Lights, the Holiday Train and to maybe even put up some Christmas lights. Remember, temperatures will be below average, so bundling up and keeping a warm drink handy will be key!
Warming To Start The Work Week…
Temperatures are forecast to reach the low 30s by Monday afternoon. Average for this time of the year is 33/32 degrees. The daytime highs will be more enjoyable and comfortable by mid-week that may be accompanied by a chance of snow showers! Low temperatures are even expected to stay out of the teens. We will keep an eye on your next work week. For now, enjoy the nice set up we have for the weekend ahead!
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Have a great Friday!
-Stormtracker 19 Meteorologist Alyssa Triplett