We are not dealing with the fog this morning since we were able to dry things up a bit yesterday with the sunshine and the south breeze. The skies will remain clear and it will be another nice, sunny, and warm day outside, but there are changes that will bring cooler air and more winter precipitation.
Thursday will start the changes. North/Northeast winds will strengthen and the temperatures are going to start to cool down. Clouds will increase and eventually bring rain chances for Thursday later afternoon and overnight. As temperatures continue to drop into Friday morning, the rain will transition into wintry mix and from wintry mix to snow through Friday. The heaviest snowfall will be to the north towards Minneapolis, but southern Minnesota is still under a threat of substantial snowfall. North Iowa will have less accumulations, but an extended risk of freezing rain and ice. The winds will increase even more for Friday which will cause widespread blowing snow and snow drifts to the areas that will experience the heavier snow.
Things will calm down for the weekend as temperatures drop. Highs will be in the 20’s and lows will be in the low double digits with even a chance for some single digits returning by the start of next week. Temps seem to rebound into Tuesday of next week.
Today: Mostly Sunny.
Highs: Around 60.
Winds: Southwest becoming northwest at 6 to 12 mph.
Tonight: Increasing Clouds.
Lows: Mid 30’s.
Winds: North at 4 to 8 mph.
Thursday: Mostly Cloudy/Late Showers
Highs: Mid to Low 40’s.
Winds: Northeast at 10 to 20 mph.