What a difference a day makes! Yesterday we saw clouds, sun and breezy winds. Today will be cloudy with some wintry precipitation. A day ago we were talking about chilly temperatures in the single digits with some areas below zero! This morning we are starting off with milder temperatures in the 20s across the area. Our northern counties are also dealing with a wintry mix of sleet, freezing rain and light snow. But, once again, changes are coming...as early as this afternoon!
A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY remains in effect until 9AM for Barron, Polk, Sawyer, Price and Washburn counties. Sleet and freezing rain will lead to some light icing on some surfaces on roads and sidewalks making for a slippery morning commute.
We will finally see a typical March day as highs climb to 36. The cloudy skies will remain, but most of the wintry precipitation will come to an end around noon. There is a slight chance for some drizzle later today, mainly in our southern counties but with temperatures reaching into the mid 30s, most of it looks to stay in the form of drizzle rather than freezing drizzle. It may still be a good idea to allow a few extra minutes for the evening commute or travel later this evening.
Big improvements ahead for the weekend as sunshine returns. It will be a little cooler Saturday with highs staying in the upper 20s, but thanks to abundant sunshine, we should continue to see the gradual melting. Temperatures near 40 and sunshine Sunday will kick up melting another notch and allow for some awesome weather to get outside and enjoy or at least get the car washed!
Monday looks like it will be the warmest day of the week, and the only one in the 40s for most of the area. It will be dry as well, so another opportunity to get a taste of spring. Enjoy it while you can because the next system looks to impact us Monday night into Tuesday. Right now it looks like we will see a mix of rain and snow, with the worst of the storm still staying south of us. This could change, of course, but as of now it looks like the impacts will be minimal. No matter the storm track, expect below average temperatures by the middle of next week.
Have a wonderful weekend! Get outside and enjoy the sunshine!!!