Another round of winter weather is on the way. The snow is forecast to become more widespread the next 24-36 hours and winter weather advisories have been posted to cover the snow and wind issues in the forecast.
FutureScan shows the initial hits of snow in the west and north. You can see the snow expands to the south and east late this afternoon and evening. The overall trend will continue to feature snow in the southeast tomorrow.
Dont' forget about the wind. There will be an increase in wind speeds across KELOLAND tonight and tomorrow. Gusts to 40 mph are quite likely east of the James Valley during the afternoon. We think this is 1 step below a blizzard and needs to be watched for any change in the forecast.
All this wind will be a problem for our wind chill forecast late Thursday into Friday morning. It appears -30s will be common and a few areas could dip to -40.
Highs today will remain cold, mainly in the single digits.
Tonight will be quite cold with areas of snow.
Don't expect anything warm tomorrow. The snow will be plenty dry and fluffy with these temperatures in place.
The weekend looks slightly warmer but not by much. The cold air to the north will be hard to move out of the region for several days.
The 7 day forecast features temperatures 15-25 degrees below normal. We'll keep watching for any signs of warmer weather.