Once again, it was hard to shake the clouds from our skies today along with those pesky snowflakes! Temperatures trended colder across the area today as arctic air brushed southern Minnesota and northern Iowa. Cloud cover will be the big question mark going forward as high pressure tries to nudge across the region for Friday and beyond.
Clouds should depart southeast Minnesota and northeast Iowa for this evening and tonight which should allow temperatures to fall off into the single digits above and below zero for tonight. An area of clouds across western Minnesota this evening may spread east for tonight arriving across southeast Minnesota late tonight. These clouds may actually help temperatures to level off late tonight through daybreak Friday preventing our temperatures from truly tanking. Cloud cover remains the big question for Friday as high pressure settles overhead. Typically, this should bring mostly sunny skies to our area, but if moisture becomes trapped below this area of high pressure, clouds may persist throughout the day on Friday. High temperatures on Friday remain stuck in the upper 10s.
This weekend should feature a little more sunshine for the area as temperatures slowly rebound for both Saturday and Sunday. A few clouds may linger across the area for Saturday with high temperatures returning to the lower 20s. Expect to see more sunshine as we head into Sunday with temperatures rising into the mid 20s. No big snow storms are in the forecast through next week with perhaps a few light snow showers for next Wednesday!