Mostly sunny skies will be followed by increasing clouds late today (after clouds this morning). Rain will move Monday (after 50-55 & breezy to windy conditions today). So, system is tending to slow down a bit.
Monday-Monday night to Tuesday looks to turn rainy & chilly 30s tonight & 40s tomorrow.
Southwest winds today will go to the southeast & east tonight-tomorrow.
Note the accumulating snowfall just north & northwest of our area.
Some showery & drizzly weather Tuesday will go to windy, colder weather with periodic snow Wednesday to Wednesday night.
Total rainfall of 0.50-1" is possible with isolated +1" amounts.
North to northwest winds may run 25-40 mph Wednesday with the snow.
Temperatures will be falling Wednesday from 30s to 20s.
Monday-Wednesday night will feature potential significant snowfall event northwest of our area with +6". Winter Storm Watches may be hoisted up for parts of Iowa, northern Illinois & southern Wisconsin.
Here, looks like 1" or less Wednesday-Wednesday night to early Thursday morning with corridor of 1-2" possible in the far north.
We will monitor.
Changes are possible to this forecast for less or more snow.
Any snow will blow around given the strong winds.
A few isolated to spotty flurries & snow showers are possible Thursday with 20s after teens in the morning (with skies partly to mostly cloudy).
Lows of 6-14 are possible by early Friday morning.
A little clipper or shortwave may pivot through at some point Friday to Saturday. A few snow showers are possible with it.
It will remain unseasonably cold next weekend with highs only in the 20s & lows in the single digits & teens.
Normal highs/lows for next weekend are 42-46 with lows 24-27 as we begin March.
Colder than normal weather dominates through mid-March, but there is potential of a brief, nice, 24- to 48-hour spring with t'storms (60s).
Drier than normal start to March will transition to wetter pattern as we go further into March.
Much warmer weather is still progged to occur in the last 10 days of March. It also looks overall wetter than normal in that time.
Temperature anomalies the last 10 days of March: