Gray skies and generally tranquil weather continue to be the rule in our area as we move along this week while temperatures are easy to deal with for late January standards, mainly at or above seasonal levels. A weak area of high pressure is settling into the region from the north today, but high levels of moisture in the atmosphere and a series of very light disturbances in the Upper Mississippi Valley are keeping the gloom in place. The most recent disturbance this morning is generating a few spots of freezing drizzle in the area to start our Tuesday. Look for a minor glaze on some surfaces that may create slick spots on roads and sidewalks and at the very least there may be a little crusty ice to scrape off of the windshields. Afternoon high temperatures will only be a few degrees warmer than morning temperatures with low and mid-20s in most spots and light northwest winds.
We'll enjoy a quiet Wednesday as well as a storm system to our west looks to remain west of our local area and high temperatures will be in the mid 20s with just a light southeast breeze.
Our next decent chance for snow comes late Thursday into Friday as a clipper type storm system moves in from the northwest, bringing light snow to the area. At this point, only a minor coating of an inch or less of accumulation is expected. High temperatures will be closer to 30 degrees to round out the week which is a little warmer than the seasonal average for the final days of January.
Here is your Tuesday morning weather update from Meteorologist Ted Schmidt: