Ahead of cold front #1, today will be the warmest day of the workweek. We will see more clouds than sun, however, and there is the slight chance of a spotty shower. Through the first part of the day, it will still be cold enough for an isolated light wintry mix… but during the afternoon, any shower would be rain. We will warm up at or above normal today; we expect to be near 40 this afternoon!
This front will bring in our first BLAST of cold air–we can’t stop it! Look at the single digits in North Dakota… brrrr! Expect the winds to pick up and shift in from the west during the mid-afternoon. This will allow for rapidly falling temperatures this evening. We expect to drop down near 19-degrees overnight… and 19-degrees is the high temperature on Thursday! It is going to be a BLUSTERY day, with strong winds, falling temps, and even some scattered snow showers. The best chance of snow will come during the morning and early afternoon:
Any accumulation will be light… generally an inch or less. But anything that accumulates will then blow and drift around with the winds gusting up near 35 mph. So it’s not going to be an enjoyable outdoor day on Thursday!
Friday morning, we are down in the single digits, and with a little afternoon sun we will rebound into the low 20s. Saturday brings the second front… and the second push of cold air!
So brace yourself for a very cold Valentine’s Day. I would issue a “cuddle alert”… but I’m not that cheesy. I will leave that to @WDTNJohn.
Sunday morning, we will be down near 0, with some outlying spots below 0. Definitely looking at sub-zero wind chills over the weekend.