We were treated to mostly sunny skies for today as high pressure remained in control of our weather pattern across the Upper Midwest. Today was the 6th day this month with no official snow on the ground here in Rochester which is the most number of days in January with no snow since we saw 13 days back in 2013! With not much snow in our near future, it looks like we will be adding to our snow free days this month!
High pressure remains in control of our weather through Friday and more than likely through this weekend as the storm track remains split around the Upper Midwest. An area of low pressure will move across the central U.S. bringing snow to locations across central and eastern Iowa by Friday evening. I can’t rule out some flurries or patchy areas of freezing drizzle as far north as southeast Minnesota Friday night and into Saturday morning, but it doesn’t look like we will see any snow or ice accumulations.
Outside of this storm system, which misses us to the south, our weather pattern looks quiet now heading into this weekend and through most of next week. High temperatures remain in the low to mid 30s for Friday through next Tuesday with a cooling trend possible for the middle of next week.