There will be a mixed bag of precipitation today. It’ll be snow in the extreme north then a rain/snow mix heading south — and eventually all rain. In fact, the majority of the state will see rain because the temperatures will vary in the upper 30s to the lower 50s in the southwest. Much of the precip will last the entire day. It is expected to lift up around dinner time – then we are left with just a cloudy sky. The cloudy sky trend will continue through tomorrow and temperatures will return into the 30s across the state. Evening snow will start in the south due to the next system that will push through on Friday. There is a greater chance of snow in the southern half of the state… the north will only receive a few flurries at most… at this time. Winds will be gusty– so blowing and drifting snow is a concern and life threatening conditions to newborn livestock will also be present during the duration of the storm. Friday’s system will clear out by the afternoon hours. For the weekend we are left will temperatures in the 30s & 40s with a bit more sunshine. The next 7 days continues to show below average temperatures. An average high temperature is in the lower to mid 50s and lows in the upper 20s.
Wednesday, a chance of rain for many and a wintry mix in the north — where the temperatures will be cooler. Highs mainly in the 30s & 40s. Winds east then shifting west at 5-15 mph. Chance of precip 60%.
Wednesday night, precip moves out by the evening then expect a cloudy sky. Lows in the mid to upper 20s. Winds west at 5-10 mph.
Thursday, a mostly cloudy day with increasing winds throughout, from the east at 10-20 mph and gustier at times. Highs mainly in the 30s with a few 40s. Chance of snow in the evening.
Thursday night, increasing widespread snow throughout the night. Snow accumulations likely in the south. Blowing and drifting snow is a concern, including reduced visibility. Lows in the 20s. Winds east/northeast at 10-20 mph and gusts near 30 mph.
Friday, much of the south will see snow, otherwise, a cloudy sky. Expect a north wind at 15-25 mph and gusts nearing 30 mph at times. Highs in the lower 30s. Chance of snow 70%.
~Heidi Werosta, KX Storm Team