Good Sunday morning bloggers,
Our forecast high of 43° today will make it the warmest day since February 18th. This will begin the snow melt in a serious way. We need to melt the snow, so that the moisture can get into the soil. Right now it is just sitting there. Highs will approach 60° in western Kansas, but these temperatures will not reach here this time as our next storm system drops in from the northern Rockies, pushing the warm air south instead of east, see map #1.
MAP #1: TODAY AT 3 PM
As this next storm system drops in from the northwest, we wil see lots of clouds and perhaps a band of rain showers Monday evening. That will be interesting to watch as it falls on the snow pack. The new data has trended towards the system tracking farther north and east, so this puts the chance for accumulating snow in our area Tuesday in jeopardy. We will get a cold blast and flurries with the chance of seeing a period of light snow. Minneapolis, Milwaukee, Chicago and Des Moines will have the best chance of seeing 4-8″ of snow! See maps 2-4 below.
MAP #2: MONDAY AT 6 PM
MAP #3: TUESDAY WILL BE WINDY & COLD.
MAP #4: HEAVY SNOW ACROSS IOWA, MINNESOTA, WISCONSIN AND ILLINOIS
If you look at the far left in the map above you will see a ridge. This will move in by the end of the week, bringing our area more consistent mild weather.
So, the next several days, watch for black ice in the morning and keep a lot of windshield washer fluid handy for the afternoon.
Have a great rest of your weekend!