A cold front will give us strong northwest winds through the evening and overnight which will give blowing snow and reduced visibilities through much of KELOLAND. Winter Weather Advisories are also in effect for western, north central, and eastern KELOLAND through tonight due to blowing snow and reduced visibilities. Periods of light snow and flurries will fall behind the cold front, and while visibilities will be reduced due to the strong wind and falling snow, new snow amounts will stay less than an inch. Temperatures will continue to fall through the overnight and into Saturday with afternoon highs in the single digits and teens. Breezy northwest winds will continue through Saturday and Sunday with speeds of fifteen to twenty-five miles per hour being common. Highs on Sunday will be in the single digits and teens, giving wind chills in the single digits to twenties below zero.
The bitter cold that’s been advertised for the past several days will be here on Monday. Lows will be in the teens and twenties below zero with highs in the single digits and teens below zero. Throw in winds of at least fifteen to thirty miles per hour, and we’ll have wind chills fall to minus thirty to minus fifty.
Temperatures will slowly warm as we go through next week, but we’ll still remain well below average. There are signs of temperatures returning above average or even above freezing next weekend.