Our amazing stretch of sunny weather continues today and temperatures are still looking pretty decent for early winter standards. High pressure is gliding through the region, providing us with this bright, tranquil weather while the active weather in the Upper Midwest remains well to our north. High temperatures today will be in the mid and upper 30s which is a few degrees above the seasonal average, but a brisk west breeze will make it feel a little cooler than that.
Clouds will thicken later tonight and they'll hang around through Thursday ahead of a weak storm system that will stay north of us, bringing snow to northern Minnesota and northern Wisconsin while we enjoy another peaceful day. High temperatures tomorrow will be in the mid-30s with a slight southwest breeze. The cold front with that system will swing through the area by tomorrow evening generating some gustier winds and then drawing in colder air for the end of the workweek.
Strong Canadian high pressure will bring cold sunshine for Friday while those harsh winds drop off early in the day. High temperatures will only be in the lower 20s making that the coldest day of this entire week.
Warmer air will build right back into the region Friday night and temperatures will soar to the upper 30s and lower 40s Saturday with the help of sunshine and southwest winds.
Clouds will thicken for Sunday, but temperatures will remain in the 30s to round out the weekend ahead of a storm system that will move in to start the upcoming workweek.
Look for periods of snow through Monday with some accumulation possible by mid to late morning. Light to moderate accumulation is possible with that system while gusty northwest winds draw in much colder air. Temperatures are expected to fall through the day, going from the 20s to the mid-teens by sunset.
Arctic air will settle in under high pressure for Tuesday and Wednesday of next week with overnight lows around zero if not a few degrees below zero and high temperatures will be in the single digits to lower teens. Warmer air looks to bring us out of the deep freeze later in the upcoming week.
Here's your morning weather video update with Meteorologist Ted Schmidt: