Sunshine and flurries today
The weak disturbance that has been keeping clouds and light snow showers in our area for the last couple of days continues to slowly pull away to the east today, leaving behind a few clouds and some flurries to start our Friday. We'll have breaks of sunshine with scattered flurries through the mid-morning hours with increasing sunshine later in the day as high pressure nudges its way in from the northwest. High temperatures today will be in the mid and upper teens with a light westerly breeze.
A warmer weekend with snow chances
After a cold morning of slightly below zero temperatures Saturday, sunshine combined with a slight southeasterly breeze will help temperatures warm quickly to the lower 20s for the first time since the first few days of February. Clouds will thicken later in the day and for the evening hours as a storm system from the west approaches the area.
Light snow will develop early Sunday morning, continuing through the early afternoon hours with an inch or two of accumulation expected. A few spots in northeast Iowa and southwest Wisconsin will end up with as much as three inches before the storm system moves away to the east. High temperatures will be in the lower 30s with light southwest winds.
A mild start to next week
Warm air will flow into the region in the wake of Sunday's storm system to start the upcoming week, working with sunshine to help our temperatures reach the mid-30s Monday afternoon. We'll have even sunnier skies for next Tuesday with the warmest air mass of the month so far building into the region and high temperatures will be in the upper 30s to around 40 degrees across the area. The rest of the week looks a bit more seasonable with occasional sunshine and clouds Wednesday through Friday and high temperatures will be in the upper 20s to lower 30s each day. Light snow will be possible next Saturday the 27th.
Here is your morning weather update from Meteorologist Ted Schmidt: