We are going to see more of our snow pack dwindle today, as we see our temperatures soar into the upper 30s and lower 40s. Be careful out on the lakes as well, as the ice has been undergoing the freeze-thaw cycle the past few days. While we may have several inches of ice, it is pretty weak when it goes through this kind of phase.
Overall, the rest of the week continues to look mild, with upper 30s Wednesday, and upper 20s to lower 30s for highs after that.
Our next system to track will arrive overnight tonight, impacting the area Wednesday into Thursday. Thanks to the overall warm air in place Wednesday, this system will start out more of a soggy one than anything. Look for pockets of fog after midnight tonight, and areas of drizzle to accompany it for Wednesday morning. Light rain arrives later Wednesday morning/afternoon, then briefly turning to a mix of sleet/fz. drizzle/snow late Wednesday evening.
Light snow will start up around sunrise on Thursday, lasting up until the noon hour, with flurries to follow. While this may seem like a lot of precipitation, it really won't be in regards to ice accumulation, rainfall, and snowfall. Look for an inch to an inch and a half for MN in regards to snow, lesser for IA.
Another round of light snow showers will try to work into the area for Saturday.
Have a great Tuesday everyone!
--ABC 6 Meteorologist Jim Peterson