Long range outlook for February 2016 – The final month of Meteorological winter 2015-16

/Issued January 31, 2016/

February 2016 temperature anomaly forecast per 00z CFS model.  Source, TropicalTidbits.com

Orange, red and pink colors=Above average temperatures
Blue=Below average temperatures
White=Near average temperatures

Note:  The upcoming month shouldn’t be a blowtorch like we had in December as will likely be dealing with a few shots of arctic air in Northeast Minnesota and Northwest Wisconsin (Similar to what happened in January)  But in the end the month of February will probably end up slightly warmer than average for the entire month.

February 2016 precipitation anomaly forecast per 00z CFS model.  Source, TropicalTidbits.com

Yellow=Below average precipitation
Green=Above average precipitation
White=Near average precipitation

Note:  February on average is the driest month of winter at Duluth (0.81″)

Going into February – Duluth, Minnesota has a streak of 11 consecutive months where the temperature finished above the monthly average.  February 2015 was the last below average temperature month at Duluth.

Climate normals for February 1-29

Temperature:  15.2 degrees
Precipitation:  0.81″
Snowfall:  12.4″

Average temperatures on February 1st

High:  20 F
Low:     2 F

Average temperatures on February 29th

High:  29 F
Low:   11 F

Astronomical data:

Sunrise on February 1:    7:34 AM CST
Sunrise on February 29:  6:50 AM CST

Sunset on February 1:    5:10 PM CST
Sunset on February 29:  5:52 PM CST

What can we expect in February?

I think it will be quite similar to January – Long range model trends support a few shots of cold arctic air but will also have some periods of milder or above average temperatures.

As for snowfall – Near to slightly above average totals are possible in Duluth.  Here’s the breakdown for February snowfall totals per http://www.theplayerstour.net/osnw3/wxclimate/trends/1516/index.html

Snow1:  15.0″
Snow2:  13.6″
Snow3:  11.1″

Thinking will end up with around 13″ of snow in February which would be +0.6″ above normal.

Looking back at January 2016:

CFS temperature anomaly forecast for January called for above average temperatures in NE Minnesota and NW Wisconsin – This was spot on as Duluth will likely finish around +2.0 degrees warmer than normal while International Falls will end up around +4.0 degrees above average in January.

CFS precipitation anomaly forecast for January called for near to below average precipitation in NE Minnesota and NW Wisconsin – Duluth will finish the month at +0.09″ above normal while International Falls will finish right around normal.

Snowfall forecast of 25″ at Duluth in January will be a bust, however, as will finish at 13″ for the month (-6.4″ below normal)

Meteorological winter 2015-16 stats
Note:  Meteorological winter is the period from December – February

Snowfall total:  37.6″
Departure to date:  +0.6″ above normal

Normal snowfall for Dec – Feb:  49.5″; Will need an additional 11.9″ of snow in February to get to the average total for the season.  Pretty good chance that will happen.

Annual snowfall total for 2015-16 since July 1:  42.0″
Departure to date:  -11.2″ below normal

Note:  The average annual snowfall total at Duluth is 86.1″.

Tim

January 30, 2016 Weather Report – The streak continues! January 2016 will be the 11th consecutive above average temperature month at Duluth, Minnesota

/Issued 7:20 PM CST, Saturday, January 30, 2016/

There’s still a chance that the storm next week tracks more to the north than what the computer models currently show, chances for that to happen are low but still can’t be ruled out just yet.

Tonight’s low temperature forecast.  Source, National Weather Service Duluth, Minnesota.

Sunday’s high temperature forecast.  Source, National Weather Service Duluth, Minnesota.

Weather Tidbits:

*Near record warmth today at both Duluth and International Falls, Minnesota.  High temperature at Duluth was 41 degrees (Record high for January 30th is 44 degrees set in 1890)  High temperature at International Falls was 40 degrees (Record high for January 30th is 43 degrees set in 1999)

*Today, January 30th marked the 1st 40+ degree high temperature at Duluth since December 10th and the first since December 9th at International Falls.

Weather Summary for NE Minnesota and NW Wisconsin
Date:  January 30, 2016

Balmy! An early taste of spring like warmth in the Northland today under partly to mostly cloudy skies.  Highs were well above average with highs in the 30s and 40s.  Deep low pressure averaging 986mb tracked east through Ontario Province today which resulted in a gusty but mild westerly wind in our area.

Forecast Discussion for NE Minnesota and NW Wisconsin

Short Term Forecast – Confidence:  High.

Tonight (January 30)

Partly to mostly cloudy skies with lows in the teens and 20s but a few spots could dip into the single digits.  Winds will be out of the west, southwest or northwest at 5 to 15 mph.  Just a small chance for a few flurries or light mixed showers primarily over portions of Northwest Wisconsin.

Sunday and Sunday night (January 31)

The month of January will end on a quite and mild note.  A cold front will sag south out of Ontario Province while a weak low drops southeast out of Saskatchewan Province – Partly to mostly cloudy skies can be expected on Sunday.  There is a chance for flurries or light snow showers Sunday night across Northern Minnesota.  Highs will be in the 20s and 30s with lows in the teens and 20s.  Winds will be out of the west or north at 5 to 15 mph.

Extended Forecast – Confidence:  Medium.

Monday through Wednesday (February 1-3)

Light snow showers and flurries will be possible in our area on Monday but snow accumulations will be minimal.  A weak low pressure system and cold front will drop SE through the Northland on Monday which is the reason for these light snow chances.  Highs on Monday will be in the 20s to lower 30s with lows Monday night in the single digits, teens and 20s.

The Tuesday and Wednesday time frame will feature a strong area of low pressure tracking northeast out of the Southern Rockies and South Central Plains – The track of this storm is still too far to the south/east to produce much snow in Northeast Minnesota and Northwest Wisconsin but there is a chance for a light snowfall accumulation in parts of Northwest Wisconsin from late Tuesday afternoon into Wednesday.

Note:  This storm is still a few days away and the track of it could shift more to the north in coming days, if that does happen then the potential for significant snow would increase in portions of the Northland from late Tuesday into Wednesday.

High temperatures on Tuesday and Wednesday will be in the teens and 20s with lows Tuesday night in the single digits to around 20 degrees.

Long Range Forecast – Confidence:  Medium.

(February 4-9)

Cooler times ahead but it is winter so nothing unusual about colder temperatures in early February.  Minor snow events are possible depending on the tracks of a few clipper systems between the 4th and 9th.  Near to below average temperatures are expected during the long range.

5 DAY FORECAST FOR DULUTH AND SUPERIOR

.Tonight…  Partly to mostly cloudy.  Low 20 to 25.  Wind west at 5 to 15 mph.

.Sunday…  Partly to mostly cloudy.  High 29 to 34.  Wind west at 5 to 15 mph.

.Sunday night…  Mostly cloudy.  Low 20 to 25.  Wind west to southwest at 10 to 15 mph.

.Monday…  Mostly cloudy.  Light snow showers or flurries possible.  High 25 to 30.

.Monday night…  Partly to mostly cloudy.  Low 13 to 18.

.Tuesday…  Partly cloudy.  High 20 to 25.

.Tuesday night…  Partly to mostly cloudy.  Low 8 to 13.

.Wednesday…  Partly sunny.  High 13 to 18.

Normal temperatures for Sunday

High:  20
Low:    2

Sunrise Sunday:  7:35 AM CST
Sunset Sunday:   5:10 PM CST

Tim

January 29, 2016 Weather Report – Wintry mix ends around Midnight; Mild Saturday ahead with highs up around 40 F

/Issued 8:38 PM CST, Friday, January 29, 2016/

Upper Midwest radar loop ending at 8:15 PM CST this evening.  Source, WSI.

Blue=Snow
Pink=Ice, mixed precipitation

Tonight’s storm looks impressive on water vapor satellite imagery (Red L on map)  This system tracks east through Ontario Province during the next 24 hours.  Source, http://weather.cod.edu/forecast/

Winter weather advisory in effect through late this evening in the purple shaded area on the map.  Source, National Weather Service Duluth, Minnesota.  More information at the link below.

Winter weather advisory – http://forecast.weather.gov/wwamap/wwatxtget.php?cwa=dlh&wwa=winter%20weather%20advisory

Tonight’s low temperature forecast.  Source, National Weather Service Duluth, Minnesota.

Saturday’s high temperature forecast.  Source, National Weather Service Duluth, Minnesota.

Updated storm track for next Monday-Wednesday, February 1-3, 2016.  If you want snow in the Northland you better hope that low tracks farther north than what the models show today.

Snowfall and ice accumulation reports for January 29, 2016
Source:  National Weather Service Duluth, Minnesota

8 WNW of Coleraine, MN (Itasca County)  1.0″
5 SSE of Libby, MN (Aitkin County)  FREEZING RAIN 0.10″
11 NE of Island Lake, MN (St. Louis County)  FREEZING RAIN 0.05″

3 NE of Hermantown, MN (St. Louis County)  FREEZING RAIN 0.03″; 0.5″ of snow thru 8 PM.  Official NWS totals.

Weather Summary for NE Minnesota and NW Wisconsin
Date:  January 29, 2016

Mild temperatures once again today after a chilly start.  Highs were in the 20s to lower 30s today under generally mostly cloudy skies.  A strong area of low pressure averaging 985mb moved into Central Manitoba Province today while a warm front with a nice push of warm air advection moved over the Upper Midwest.  There was some snow showers and snow pellets at times in parts of the Northland today but a more significant round of freezing rain, sleet and snow has been moving east through the area early this evening as a potent disturbance moves east out of Western Minnesota.

Forecast Discussion for NE Minnesota and NW Wisconsin

Short Term Forecast – Confidence:  High.

Rest of tonight (January 29)

Snow, freezing rain, sleet and drizzle will continue for the rest of the evening with precipitation coming to an end from west to east by late evening.  Total ice accumulations should remain less than 0.10″ while total snowfall accumulations will generally be around 1-2″.  Use extreme caution if you have travel plans the rest of tonight – Roads in parts of the Northland are slick and hazardous.  Temperatures tonight will be in the 20s to around 30 degrees with south or southwest winds at 10 to 20 mph with higher gusts.  Low pressure of 984-985mb moves into Western Ontario Province tonight while a warm front pushes east and out of the Northland later in the night.

Saturday and Saturday night (January 30)

Unseasonably mild!  Deep low pressure will be moving through Ontario Province tomorrow which results in a warm westerly flow in our area.  A weak trough develops and pushes SE out of the Northern Plains and that feature could go on to produce some light snow or mixed precipitation in Eastern Minnesota and Northwest Wisconsin Saturday night.

Highs on Saturday will be in the 30s to around 40 degrees with lows Saturday night in the teens and 20s.  Southwest winds tomorrow at 10 to 25 mph.  Winds tomorrow night will be out of the south, west or north at 5 to 15 mph.

Extended Forecast – Confidence:  Medium.

Sunday through Tuesday (January 31-February 2)

A chance for light snow or mixed precipitation on Sunday mainly over Eastern Minnesota and Northwest Wisconsin – This precipitation would be caused by a weak system that heads northeast into the Central Great Lakes later this weekend.  Highs on Sunday will be in the 20s and 30s with lows Sunday night in the teens and 20s.

Mainly dry for Monday and Tuesday the way it looks now with highs both days in the teens and 20s.  Lows Monday night will be in the single digits, teens and 20s.

Long Range Forecast – Confidence:  Medium.

(February 3-8)

A strong area of low pressure is forecast to track northeast out of the Southern Plains between Monday-Wednesday (February 1-3) The current track of this low is far enough to the south which would mean little to no snow here in the Northland.  Note:  There’s still a chance that this system ends up a little farther north than what the models show today, and if that does happen, then snow would likely affect parts of Eastern Minnesota or Northwest Wisconsin next Tuesday/Wednesday.

A weak clipper or two is possible between the 5th-8th but as is the case with most clippers any snow would be on the light side.  Near to below average temperatures are forecast from the 3rd-8th.

Have a good rest of the night.

Tim

January 28, 2016 Weather Report – Light snow and a mixture of precipitation on Friday; Mild weekend ahead; Snow event possible next Tue-Wed

/Issued 4:30 PM CST, Thursday, January 28, 2016/

Weather maps for Friday, January 29, 2016.  Source, Weather Prediction Center.

Blue=Snow
Orange=Icy/mixed precipitation types
Green=Rain

Late afternoon water vapor satellite image.  Source, http://weather.cod.edu/forecast/

A more active weather pattern that’s for sure, but still waiting for that whopper of a storm here in the Northland.

Tonight’s low temperature forecast.  Source, National Weather Service Duluth, Minnesota.

Friday’s high temperature forecast.  Source, National Weather Service Duluth, Minnesota.

Still monitoring the early to middle portion of next week for a potential snow event in Northeast Minnesota and Northwest Wisconsin.  The long range computer models are actually in pretty decent agreement on the track of this one considering this system is still several days away.  Stay tuned!

Severe thunderstorms are possible early next week in the yellow shaded areas on the map below.  Source, Storm Prediction Center.

Monday

Tuesday

Snowfall report for January 27-28, 2016
Source:  National Weather Service Duluth, Minnesota

Gile, WI (Iron County)  9.3″
Hurley, WI (Iron County)  6.0″
6 SW of Snow Bank Lake, MN (Lake County)  5.8″
11 NNW of Whyte, MN (Lake County)  5.5″
2 SSW of Kabetogama, MN (St. Louis County)  4.5″

4 S of Tower, MN (St. Louis County)  4.2″
5 NE of Grand Portage, MN (Cook County)  4.0″
Glidden, WI (Ashland County)  4.0″
Cook, MN (St. Louis County)  4.0″
1 E of Ely, MN (St. Louis County)  3.4″

Embarrass, MN (St. Louis County)  3.0″
2 NNW of Marcell, MN (Itasca County)  2.1″
6 SW of Butternut, WI (Price County)  1.7″
Duluth, MN (St. Louis County)  1.5″ Offical NWS total.
Silver Bay, MN (Lake County)  1.4″
Ashland, WI (Ashland County)  1.3″

Weather Tidbits:

*36 degrees at the Duluth Airport on January 27th; Warmest high temperature since December 13th (37 degrees)

*Only 2.7% of Lake Superior is covered by ice as of January 28th.  Great Lakes ice coverage as of January 27th was at 9.8%.  Quite low for the time of year.

Weather Summary for NE Minnesota and NW Wisconsin
Date:  January 28, 2016

The day started out rather cloudy but sunshine broke out from north to south in all but portions of Northwest Wisconsin where mostly cloudy skies prevailed late this afternoon.  Scattered flurries and light snow showers in parts of the area mainly before Noon while heavier lake effect snow showers affected portions of the South Shore of Lake Superior mainly in Iron County.  Highs today were in the 20s and 30s and those temperatures occurred before sunrise today, colder air has been pouring into the Northland during the day with afternoon temperatures mainly in the teens and 20s with 850mb temperatures ranging from -20C north of Lake Superior to between -10 and -16C in Northeast Minnesota and Northwest Wisconsin.  Winds today were out of the north or northwest at 10 to 20 mph with higher gusts.  Surface map at 3 PM today featured a strong area of low pressure of 994mb over Eastern Ontario – Note:  This was the storm that passed through our area on Wednesday.  High pressure of 1016mb was over Western Ontario with a 992mb low along the Alberta-Saskatchewan Province line.

Forecast Discussion for NE Minnesota and NW Wisconsin

Short Term Forecast – Confidence:  Medium to High.

Tonight (January 28)

Will start off with clear to partly cloudy skies while mostly cloudy skies in parts of Northwest Wisconsin trend toward mostly clear this evening.  Clouds will be on the increase once again from west to east later tonight as low pressure and a warm front approach from the west.  Could be some light snow or flurries toward daybreak over Western portions of the area.  Lows tonight will range from the single digits and teens below zero in Northeast Minnesota to the single digits and teens above zero elsewhere.  Winds out of the north or northwest early will shift to the southeast after midnight.

Friday and Friday night (January 29)

Some snow and a mixture of precipitation on the way!

A warm front will push through the area on Friday which will be followed by a cold front that’ll move through Friday night – Strong low pressure averaging 985mb will track into Central Manitoba Province on Friday and into Western Ontario Province Friday night.

Warm advection snow is possible in Northeast Minnesota and Northwest Wisconsin on Friday with another round of precipitation for Friday night – This second round of precipitation will likely fall as snow, sleet or freezing rain Friday evening and Overnight.  Precipitation amounts are expected to remain on the light side but it won’t take much sleet or freezing rain to cause travel problems.  Note:  Winter weather advisory may be needed for Friday in some parts of the Northland.

Temperatures tomorrow and tomorrow night will be in the 20s and 30s with the day’s high probably not occurring until after sunset (Very similar to what happened on Wednesday)

Winds will be out of the south or southeast at 10 to 20 mph on Friday and south or southwest at 15 to 25 mph Friday night.

Note:  There is a chance for some lake effect snow showers on Friday along the North Shore of Lake Superior, northeast of Duluth.

Extended Forecast – Confidence:  High.

Saturday through Monday (January 30-February 1)

For the most part the Saturday-Monday time frame looks mainly dry in our area but a system passing off to our south could bring a little bit of snow to parts of Eastern Minnesota or Northwest Wisconsin Saturday night/Sunday but this doesn’t look like a real big deal at this point.

Mild temperatures on Saturday and Sunday with highs in the 30s on Saturday and in the 20s and 30s on Sunday.  Lows Saturday night will be in the 20s.  Lows Sunday night will be in the teens and 20s.  Highs on Monday will be in the 20s.

Long Range Forecast – Confidence:  Low.

(February 2-7)

Snow is possible on Tuesday and Wednesday (2nd-3rd)  Low pressure is forecast to track out of the Southern Rockies and into the Central Plains and then into the Central or Eastern Great Lakes from February 1st-3rd.  If this storm tracks far enough to the NW, then parts of the Northland could see some snow especially next Tuesday and Wednesday.  Lake effect snow is also possible near Lake Superior with northeast winds on Tuesday shifting to the north on Wednesday which will put only the South Shore of Lake Superior in play for possible lake effect snow.  Near to below average temperatures are expected from the 2nd-7th.

5 DAY FORECAST FOR DULUTH AND SUPERIOR

.Tonight…  Mostly clear with increasing cloudiness late.  Low 7 to 12.  Wind north to northwest at 10 to 15 mph becoming southeast late.

.Friday…  Mostly cloudy.  Occasional snow showers.  Snowfall accumulations less than 1″.  High 27 to 32.  Wind south to southeast at 10 to 20 mph.

.Friday night…  Light snow, sleet or light freezing rain possible.  Low 27 to 32.  Wind south to southwest at 10 to 20 mph.  Snowfall accumulations of around 1″ possible.

.Saturday…  Considerable cloudiness.  High 33 to 38.

.Saturday night…  Mostly cloudy.  Low 20 to 25.

.Sunday…  Partly sunny.  High 26 to 31.

.Sunday night…  Partly cloudy.  Low 13 to 18.

.Monday…  Partly sunny.  High 20 to 25.

Normal temperatures for Friday

High:  20
Low:    2

Sunrise Friday:  7:37 AM CST
Sunset Friday:   5:07 PM CST

Tim

January 26, 2016 Weather Report – Gusty winds, rising temperatures and a burst of snow on the way for Wednesday (Future radar included in this post) Snowfall reports from Monday in this post; Tracking more snow or mixed precip chances late this week; Latest on next week’s storm/lake effect event

/Issued 6:56 PM CST, Tuesday, January 26, 2016/

Future radar for Wednesday per 18z NAM.  Source, http://weather.cod.edu/forecast/

Total snowfall accumulation forecast for Wednesday per 22z RAP model.

Updated storm tracks for next Monday-Wednesday, February 1-3, 2016.  GFS model remains the most favorable track for several inches of snow in the Northland.

Tonight’s low temperature forecast.  Source, National Weather Service Duluth, Minnesota.

Wednesday’s high temperature forecast.  Source, National Weather Service Duluth, Minnesota.

Snowfall report for January 25-26, 2016
Source:  National Weather Service Duluth, Minnesota

12 N of Isle, MN (Aitkin County)  6.1″
Gile, WI (Iron County)  6.0″
7 ESE of Superior, WI (Douglas County)  5.3″
4 SSW of Little Pine, MN (Crow Wing County)  4.5″
4 SE of Cornucopia, WI (Bayfield County)  4.5″

Brainerd, MN (Crow Wing County)  4.4″
6 SSW of South Range, WI (Douglas County)  4.0″
7 NE of Bruno, MN (Pine County)  4.0″
3 SW of Bayfield, WI (Bayfield County)  3.9″
12 N of McGregor, MN (Aitkin County)  3.6″

Cotton, MN (St. Louis County)  3.5″
Larsmont, MN (Lake County)  3.5″
3 E of Wright, MN (Carlton County)  3.5″
3 NE of Floodwood, MN (St. Louis County)  3.3″
3 NE of Hermantown, MN (St. Louis County)  2.8″ NWS total.

Cass Lake, MN (Cass County)  2.5″
Ashland, WI (Ashland County)  2.5″
25 E of Ely, MN (St. Louis County)  2.4″
8 S of Bigfork, MN (Itasca County)  2.0″
3 W of Phillips, WI (Price County)  1.5″

Weather Summary for NE Minnesota and NW Wisconsin
Date:  January 26, 2016

Mostly cloudy skies today although some peeks of sun did occur in spots.  Lingering flurries and light snow showers with high temperatures in the 20s.  Winds were out of the northwest at 10 to 20 mph.

Forecast Discussion for NE Minnesota and NW Wisconsin

Short Term Forecast – Confidence:  High.

Tonight (January 26)

Mostly cloudy skies but some partial clearing could develop at times.  A few flurries mainly this evening.  Lows in the single digits and teens with northwest winds to start which will shift to the southwest after Midnight.

Wednesday and Wednesday night (January 27)

A strong area of low pressure will move into Western Manitoba Province tomorrow morning – This low will stay just north of Minnesota tomorrow before it moves over Central Lake Superior tomorrow night.

Rather strong but brief forcing will spread SE through the Northland tomorrow on the south flank of this storm, this coupled with a strong push of warm air will likely result in about a 1-3 hour period of snow which will track northwest-southeast through Northeast Minnesota and Northwest Wisconsin on Wednesday.  There is also a chance for some patchy freezing drizzle due to the amount of warm air that’ll be spreading into our area from the west and northwest.

Temperatures tomorrow and tomorrow night will be in the 20s and 30s.  Winds on Wednesday will be out of the south or southwest at 10 to 20 mph with higher gusts, winds tomorrow night will shift to the west at 10 to 20 mph with higher gusts.

Extended Forecast – Confidence:  Low to Medium.

Thursday through Saturday (January 28-30)

Strong low pressure heads into Eastern Canada on Thursday while a cold front drops south out of Ontario Province and through the Northland – Scattered snow showers and flurries are possible on Thursday with highs in the 20s and 30s, lows Thursday night will be in the single digits, teens and 20s.

The next chance for precipitation occurs on Friday as another low pressure disturbance approaches from the west or northwest.  Quite a bit of uncertainty as to the amount of precipitation for this late week system – A few computer models show several inches of snow and possibly even some icy precipitation while others keep the precipitation in extreme Northern Minnesota or further north into Ontario Province.  Stay tuned.

Could be some lingering scattered snow or mixed showers in the Northland on Saturday.

High temperatures on Friday and Saturday are forecast to be in the 20s and 30s with lows Friday night in the 20s to around 30 degrees.

Long Range Forecast – Confidence:  Low.

(January 31-February 5)

Continuing to monitor the model trends for February 1-3 as a strong low pressure system could develop over the Rockies and Plains, this storm could affect Northeast Minnesota and Northwest Wisconsin on the 2nd-3rd with some snow.  The track of this storm remains uncertain though and it remains possible that this system will track too far to our south to impact our area.

One other thing to keep an eye on will be the wind direction during the early-middle portion of next week…Could have an east or northeast wind develop over Lake Superior, this combined with low ice coverage and cold air in place could cause lake effect snow along the North and South Shores of Lake Superior between Monday and Wednesday of next week.

Near to below average temperatures are forecast from January 31-February 5.

5 DAY FORECAST FOR DULUTH AND SUPERIOR

.Tonight…  Considerable cloudiness.  Evening flurries possible.  Low 10 to 15.  Wind northwest at 10 to 20 mph becoming southwest late.

.Wednesday…  Breezy.  Snow showers from late morning through the afternoon.  Total snowfall accumulations of around 1″.  Mostly cloudy.  High 27 to 32.  Wind southwest at 15 to 25 mph.

.Wednesday night…  Breezy.  Considerable cloudiness.  Low 27 to 32.  Wind west at 15 to 25 mph.

.Thursday…  Mostly cloudy.  Snow showers or flurries possible.  High 27 to 32.

.Thursday night…  Partly to mostly cloudy.  Low 16 to 21.

.Friday…  Mostly cloudy.  Light snow possible.  High 25 to 30.

.Friday night…  Mostly cloudy.  Light snow possible.  Low 25 to 30.

.Saturday…  Mostly cloudy.  High 30 to 35.

Normal temperatures for Wednesday

High:  20
Low:    2

Sunrise Wednesday:  7:40 AM CST
Sunset Wednesday:   5:04 PM CST

Tim