An Arctic Weekend Ahead With A Warm-Up To Follow

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This is the warmest morning yet with lows above zero with even the teens in the southwest. Here’s a look at the 7:30 am temperatures on this “warm” Friday morning. 

Light snow has made for a slick morning for most of the south. Around 1″-3″ is possible through this morning. Most of the snow should be out of here by around lunchtime with a few isolated snow showers popping up by late afternoon. The bulk of the accumulation will happen in the morning. 

Afternoon temperatures will be relatively warm and in the teens with a mostly cloudy sky. Wind stays northerly and light at around 5-10 mph. 

Saturday, widespread subzero highs with a chance for light snow in the southwest around Bowman, Mott, and New England. Decreasing clouds will bring sunshine, especially in the northern half of the state. Breezy conditions with a northerly wind around 15mph, gusting to 20 mph. Morning wind chills could get as low as -25 and -35. 

Wind chills will get as low as -45 and even slightly colder on Sunday morning. Highs remain just below zero with partly to mostly sunny skies. Wind will increase from the west around 15-25, gusting to 35 mph. Patchy blowing snow will be a big concern for Sunday with the strong wind. 

We warm into the next week as highs return to the teens. Even though we’ll feel warmer, we’ll still remain below normal. 

The Climate Prediction Center has updated the March temperature outlook. The confidence is high for a below normal temperature forecast for the month. One thing to remember is that this map doesn’t mean the entire month will be below average, but that the average of all the days added together will be below normal. We have a decent chance of hitting the 30s by mid-march. 

-Amber Wheeler, KX Storm Team 

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