We are starting off the second week of December gloomy. The winter time tends to be more cloudy and overcast, but sunshine does allow for more smiling faces. Last night clouds filled into Western Wisconsin which made for a bit of a difficult travel this morning.
Low clouds with freezing fog and dense fog causes for many to stay aware of the roads. Overcast and hazed skies were the conditions throughout the day in much of the Mississippi Valley. Bright sunshine wasn’t able to make an appearance like it did yesterday.
Temperatures reached the mid-20s to low 30s and felt colder through the day with the winds and very moist air to keep a cool feel. There will be another chance for bright sunshine to come out early tomorrow before more another round of wintry mix heads our way.
An appearance by the sunshine was wanted and needed today. Clouds were not able to dissipate until this late afternoon.
The skies will be mostly clear before midnight through the Coulee Region which will allow for the temperatures to rapidly drop. Most areas will see the teens and even the single digits by the morning hours. Another round of foggy conditions will be possible again tomorrow, but the air is looking drier than this morning.
The sunshine should finally be able to make another appearance tomorrow. The sunshine we were able to experience Sunday, after a gloomy week, finally made it feel more comfortable and that should be the story for tomorrow. Winds are predicted to be very light and variable, and warming will be able to occur. Temperatures are forecast to reach the upper 20s and feel much more seasonable.
After slight morning sunshine Tuesday the clouds will begin to increase by the late afternoon. This large low pressure system will be able to bring lots of moisture in the fair and chances to snow in Western Minnesota could start as early as Tuesday evening.
Then the low pressure system just south of Minnesota will move into our region by Wednesday morning. There may be slightly warmer layers and with help of the warm front could cause for freezing rain to occur before or during the time of the snow event. This system will affect majority of Wednesday and lighten by the evening hours. The system is still changing and I’ll have more details on New 19 at 6 and 10 PM tonight!
– Stormtracker 19 Meteorologist Alyssa Triplett