The mild temperatures will end Thursday as a strong cold front brings in much colder air. Along with the colder air, snow will be possible late tonight and into Thursday morning.
In the meantime, temperatures will slowly fall through the thirties and forties this evening. The temps will continue to fall as the front moves through tonight and into Thursday. It will be one of those days when the temps remain steady or slowly fall during the day. The winds will allow for blowing snow which will help create reduced visibilities and slick conditions in Minnesota and Iowa. While amounts will generally be an inch or less in South Dakota, amounts of one to three inches will be possible in Iowa and Minnesota. Winter Weather Advisories are in effect for parts of Minnesota and Iowa for Thursday. Southern Minnesota along with north central and central Iowa are under Blizzard Warnings for Thursday.
The cold air will remain for Friday and the weekend with highs in the twenties and thirties. While skies will be dry for the weekend, we’ll have a chance for snow on Monday. A reinforcing shot of cold air will move into KELOLAND after Monday.