Highs in the 40s Friday…Arctic Air Arrives Saturday



It is landmark day for me at KWWL. I started working here on this day in 1995.

UPDATED at 4:10 PM

Tonight: Partly cloudy. Low: 10-15. Wind: NW 5-15 mph.

Thursday: Mostly sunny and colder. High: 26-34. Wind: NW 5-15 mph.

Thursday Night: Mostly clear. Low: 16-21. Wind: NW to SW 5-15 mph.

Friday: Partly cloudy and breezy (SW 10-20 mph). High: low 40s.

Saturday: Partly cloudy and windy (NW 15-25 mph). High: upper 30s in the AM….falling temps in the PM.

Sunday: Mostly cloudy and cold with a 20% chance of light snow/flurries. High: upper teens.

Monday: Partly cloudy and cold. High: near 10.

Tuesday: Partly cloudy and cold. High: low teens.

Wednesday: Partly cloudy. High: low 20s.

A cold front is drifting south across Minnesota this afternoon. The front will cross Iowa this evening with a few hours of clouds. A few flurries have been reported and cannot be completely ruled out for us here in Iowa this evening. The two maps below help visualize what I just mentioned.


High temperatures Thursday will be a little cooler than today, but close to normal for this time of year. We will have another surge of warmer air (highs in the low 40s) Friday. By the way, Friday will be the warmest day of the next seven days.

An Arctic cold front will push south across Iowa Saturday with high temperatures expected to be in the morning and falling temperatures in the afternoon. High temperatures Sunday will be in the teens. There is a slight chance of a light snow shower or flurries. Little to no accumulation is expected. Monday morning will be cold across the Midwest. Take a look at how many places will be below zero across the Midwest. The map below shows the forecast low temperatures Monday morning.


Tuesday morning will be just as cold as this cold air mass moves east. The map below shows the low temperatures Tuesday morning.

The coldest afternoon across Iowa, of the next seven days, will be Monday. By Wednesday, high temperatures will warm back to the low 20s.

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This post was written by Schnack on January 16, 2013

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