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Wintry weather for the weekend

We’ve been spoiled the past several days with the bright blue skies and the warm conditions. Well, our beautiful fall days are numbered. Wintry conditions are still set to impact the area early Friday morning and into Saturday evening.

Temperatures Thursday will still be in the middle 60s with mostly cloudy skies. Showers and a couple of rumbles of thunder will be in the forecast Thursday afternoon and evening. Rainfall accumulations will reach near a half-inch in some areas.

Temperatures will drop nearly 20° in a 2-3 hour timespan Friday morning. Temperatures will be in the 50s and 60s right around midnight and by the morning commute Friday, they will be in the upper 30s. Winds will stay strong out of the west and northwest around 10-20 mph and that will drop our wind chills into the lower 20s.

The chance for snow creeps into the forecast Friday into Saturday. Accumulations will be EXTREMELY minor. A dusting is what I’m expecting. It’ll be very hard for snow to stick, but flurries and a wintry mix will be possible through Saturday evening.

The main snowfall bands will stay well to the west in the Dakotas. Snowfall amounts could reach near 1-2 feet for some areas out west! That’s A LOT of snow for this time of year.

Get ready. Winter is coming!

Nick Jansen

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