StormTeam 8 Forecast: High 20° / Low 11°... Still chilly today with gradually increasing clouds. Mostly cloudy tonight. Chance of flurries.
Updated Saturday, February 28, 2015 at 10:15 AM...
It was yet another frigid morning across the region with lows in the single digits and teens below zero. A few isolated spots (like BRF) even dropped to around -20º once again.
Today will continue to be chilly, but most spots should see temps a couple of degrees warmer than Friday. Expect highs in the upper teens to around 20º, still well below our average high of 36º for this time of year. We'll see lots of sun this morning, then clouds will gradually increase this afternoon.
Skies will become mostly cloudy tonight as a couple of disturbances skirt the region to the south and north. Some spots could see some flurries. Lows tonight won't be as cold thank to the cloud cover, with morning lows in the upper single digits to low teens ABOVE zero.
Clouds will linger into Sunday, but we could see some partial sunshine later in the day. Some spots could continue to see some flurries, especially during the morning hours. It won't be as cold Sunday with highs in the upper 20s.
Looking Ahead... Most of Monday looks dry with partly sunny skies and highs in the mid-upper 20s. The forecast models continue to advertise a fairly potent storm that would bring some snow to the region Monday night and into Tuesday. This is one of those "hook" storms... rather than a "clipper" type system that has been so common this winter. The difference is hook storms come at us from the Central Plains & can bring more moisture that they can pick up from the Gulf of Mexico. Clipper systems usually only bring light snow since they come at us from the drier prairies of Southern Canada. It's too early to say just how much snow the region may see from this storm, but at this point it would likely be a "shovelable" snow. Stay tuned for updates over the next several days.
Colder air will follow Tuesday's storm with highs Wednesday and Thursday only in the teens. Morning lows will be in the single digits and even below zero again Thursday morning. Both days look dry, in fact it looks mainly dry right through the following weekend. It looks like temps could actually warm back to around seasonable levels Friday through Sunday with highs in the low-mid 30s.
Have a great weekend! -Bill Graul