The First Alert Forecast from Meteorologist Kevin Phelps
It’s a very cold start to MLK Day with temps below zero area wide. In fact, this is the coldest morning since last February when we hit a low of -8°. Temps will improve into the teens today as SE winds develop and ramp up. This will work to warm us into the mid 30s by Tuesday afternoon. This also just happens to be the time when our next winter system rolls into our area. This system will bring us a little of everything with all rain along highway 34 to rain/sleet/snow/freezing rain along I-80, to all snow along highway 20. There will certainly be travel impact from the QC to the north and northwest between 10AM Tuesday through Wednesday morning. It is a very complicated forecast so I don’t want to get too bogged down in specifics just yet as a 30 mile shift in the track will impact what type of precip to expect. This will a forecast that needs to be taken hour by hour. I think major snow accumulations will miss the QC to the NW, but we will see a mixed bag with minor accumulations by Wednesday morning. Oh and if this isn’t enough, we expect another arctic outbreak to round out this work week with the coldest air of the season arriving by Friday morning.
TODAY: Partly sunny and breezy. 18° Winds: SE 10-20 mph.
TONIGHT: Mostly cloudy and warmer. Low 16°↑. Winds: SE 10-20 mph.
TOMORROW: Wintry mix. High 35°.