Most of the snow will fade away and move south as we head closer to the afternoon hours. This is due to a pocket of dry air moving in from the north. Later today, sunnier skies will move in, starting in the north, then slowly filter down to the southern half of the state later today. Blowing and drifting snow will be a concern through the day as winds will remain on the breezy side — out of the northeast at 10-20 mph and gusting near 30 mph at times. Highs will stay around 30 degrees — that’s roughly 25 degrees below the average temperature. Lows for Friday night are expected to return into the teens. The weekend will have more sunshine and a warming trend in temperatures — finally! You can expect to see 40s by Sunday! And the trend of the 40s will last for much of the first half of next week — then temperatures could warm in to the 50s — a bit closer to the average. There is a wave on energy that will come through on Tuesday and this should stay as mostly rain given the warmer temperatures. An average high temperature is in the lower to mid 50s and lows in the upper 20s.
Friday, snow ending in the morning hours then gradual sun will move in from north to south. Expect a north wind at 15-25 mph and gusts nearing 30 mph at times. Highs on either side of 30 degrees.
Friday night, lows in the teens with a few clouds and a north wind at 5-15 mph.
Saturday, highs in the 30s and a mostly sunny sky. Winds from the north/southeast at 5-10 mph.
Saturday night, a few clouds with a relatively light wind from the southeast/south. Lows around 20 degrees.
Sunday, highs in the lower to mid 40s and a few clouds. Winds south/southeast at 5-15 mph.
~Heidi Werosta, KX Storm Team