Gusty, raw, brutal winds continue to keep a winter-like feel in the air today as another storm system slowly moves away for our area. That system brought a dusting of snow to the area Tuesday night and some flurries will hang around for our Wednesday morning, but the biggest impact overall will be those harsh winds. With temperatures only climbing into the low to mid 30s today, wind chill values will remain in the teens and 20s all day making it feel like December.
Winds will drop off toward the evening while skies clear off behind the departing system and high pressure settles in from the northern Plains. Temperatures will drop to the coldest levels of the season thus far with some upper teens possible by sunrise Thursday.
Sunshine looks to finally make its triumphant return Thursday, but unfortunately it will be short-lived as another storm system will bring increasing cloud cover for the afternoon hours. High temperatures tomorrow will be in the lower 30s, but with lighter winds.
That upcoming system will graze our area to the south, bringing light snow from late Thursday evening through the midday hours of Friday, meaning it may be a slippery, slow-moving commute. Right now it looks like an inch or two of accumulation is likely. Temperatures will only reach the upper 20s later in the day with a brisk northeast breeze adding an extra chill to the air.
The weekend looks a little quieter with sunshine for Saturday and Sunday, but there may be some flurries Saturday night. High temperatures will be in the 20s Saturday with mid 30s expected on Sunday.