Folks will be treated to a bit of a mess Thursday morning. As a low-perssure system arrives in the region, a mix of snow and freezing rain may cause some slick spots for folks driving into work. Thankfully, with rising temps, any ice that accumulates won’t last long. The continually passing rain showers will last up to 6 pm and will also help melt any icy spots that develop.
Winds pick up after the low leaves the region and opens up the backdoor for some much colder air. Highs will only reach 20 Friday and 17 on Saturday. But that won’t be the worst of it, even colder air arrives next week. Long-range forecast models indicate highs will linger in the lower teens by Wednesday with sub-zero starts.
Speaking of Saturday, a quick moving low will move just to the south. At this time I think we may see some showers, but any shift in that path – say a 200 mile shift north – and we could be looking at a more impactful system for Southeast Minnesota. I’ll keep an eye on it for you.
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Meteorologist Cindy Morgan works, lives and plays in Southeast Minnesota. She’s a wife and mom to two young kids. Cindy spends what little free time she has running marathons, cooking, engaging the public and walking the dog.