Mild for midweek; snow chances on the way


Winds settle down for tonight, helping temperatures bottom out in the 20s overnight under a mostly clear sky.

A mainly to partly sunny sky is on tap for Wednesday, but winds will shift to be out of the south and southeast. Sustained winds at 5 to 15 mph north, will be a little bit stronger for the southern half of the region at 10 to 20 mph. Either way, it will be enough to bring in some milder temperatures. High temperatures will max out in the 50s, but some areas could near 60° for Wednesday afternoon.

Valentine’s Day on Thursday starts off cool with temperatures in the 30s, but temperatures will quickly drop late in the day into the evening as our next cold front pushes through. Ahead of that front though, high temperatures will still get into the 40s and 50s.

By as that front pushes through, winds will start to howl once again. Sustained winds out of the north and northwest will range from 15 to 25 mph by the afternoon, to go along with a partly to mostly cloudy sky overhead. Any evening plans for Valentine’s Day will see temperatures quickly back down into the 20s north, with 30s and 40s south. However, the breezy wind will bump wind chills down into the teens and 20s by late in the evening.

It turns even colder overnight as temperatures bottom out in the teens under a mostly cloudy sky. However, winds will still be sustained at 5 to 15 mph. Not nearly as strong as during the day on Valentine’s Day, but with temperatures that low, it doesn’t take much of a breeze to add that cold bite to the air. 

Heading out the door Friday morning, air temperatures in the teens will actually feel like the single digits, if not a few degrees below zero for some northern areas.

Otherwise, it’s a mainly dry start to the day before a better chance of snow moves in for the afternoon, before tapering off from west to the east during the evening. It’s still too soon to throw out any snowfall amounts, but as of right now, some accumulating snow can’t be entirely ruled out.

The weekend starts off dry on Saturday, but another round of snow will be possible that afternoon into the evening as high temperatures only top out around 30°. Some of that snow may even linger on into Sunday. Another chance of snow will be possible for Monday, as well.

Details involving these snow chances will still need to be fine tuned in the coming days, so make sure to check back for the latest forecast from your KSNT Storm Track weather team!

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