An active weather pattern this week is making for a typical November gray, blustery, and occasionally damp scene for our region with the possibility of something a little colder ahead of us. A series of storm system is riding through the Upper Midwest on the fast-moving jet stream aloft, basically making each day colder than the last. After a midweek system moves through today, a larger, more potent storm system will move in for Thursday night, bringing a chance for some accumulating snow to our entire viewing area. Right now it looks like a one to three inch snow event will lead up to the morning commute Friday, followed by cold sunshine and an arctic front that will move in for Friday night.
Behind that arctic cold front Saturday, we’ll have frigid temperatures and strong, gusty northwest winds. High temperatures Saturday will likely only be in the teens with wind chill indices slightly below zero, gradually climbing to the upper single digits later in the day. Cold sunshine is expected through the weekend with slightly more November-like temperatures and dry weather for the upcoming week as we approach Thanksgiving.