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Big temperature changes are coming this week

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So far this February, we've been dealing with record-breaking cold temperatures. Conditions will be changing this week! Mild and above-average temperatures are expected most of this week. Highs will reach into the middle 30s and even the 40s in some isolated areas throughout the workweek. We're looking at temperatures around 15° to 27° warmer than what they were just one week ago! Now, this doesn't mean we see snow chances in the 7-day forecast though.

Conditions stay fairly quiet through the workweek. Light rain and flurries will be possible Tuesday afternoon and evening. Dry conditions are expected Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. We'll be tracking a potential weather-maker for the second half of the weekend. This could bring the area a chance of snowfall. We'll keep an eye on that throughout the week.


A narrow band of heavy snow set up over NE Iowa on Sunday. Snowfall totals ranged from 5-8" of snow through Mason City, Charles City, Osage, Cresco, Decorah, and Riceville. Most of SE Minnesota saw around 2-4" of snow. Officially at the Rochester International Airport, the snowfall report was 4.6" of snow. Here at the studio on the NW side of Rochester, our snowfall report was around 3.0" snow.

We'll be tracking another chance of snow for the upcoming weekend. Stay tuned!


Nick Jansen

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