Tonight: Mostly clear, chilly
Wind: W-N 5-10 mph
Thursday: Clouds build, rain late
Wind: N-E 5-10 mph
After a record breaking day and week, changes are coming and winter will be roaring on back. Tonight it will be nice and calm with temperatures in the upper 30s and low 40s. Clouds will start to increase throughout Thursday and temperatures will be slightly cooler. High temperatures will be in the mid to upper 40s, which is about 20 degrees cooler than Wednesday but still well above normal.
A storm system will be moving in from southwest to northeast and that will lead to showers and even some thunderstorms Thursday afternoon and evening. Some storms could produce heavy rain at times and even some hail in spots, especially south of Highway 20. To the north of Highway 20, the potential exists for a wintry mix and a transition to light snow into Friday.
Throughout the day Friday, temperatures will start to cool down through the 40s and below freezing. That will lead to a transition to light snow area wide on the backside of the storm through early Saturday. Accumulations should be fairly light and mainly focused between Highway 30 and Highway 20.
Then... the cold sets in for the weekend. High temperatures will be in the 20s Saturday and 30s on Sunday. Another weak system will swing through the southern half of the state Sunday and could produce additional light snowfall. Temperatures will stay pretty close to normal through the beginning of the week. Another storm will be moving through the Midwest Tuesday into Wednesday.. details to come!
Meteorologist Rebecca Kopelman
Today's Record Temperatures