A chilly start to an overall mild weekend

A cold front moving through the region late Friday will lead to a chilly start to Saturday. Temperatures will drop to the teens to start the weekend before a stronger south wind helps boost Saturday’s highs into the low- to mid-40s. Another warm-up will get underway late this weekend into the start of next week.

Sunday will shape up to be a quiet, mild day with a light breeze, sunshine, and highs in the upper-40s to around 50 degrees. Parts of northern Iowa will reach the mid-50s. This is ahead of another surge of mild air on Monday bringing highs up to around 60°.

A stronger storm system will begin to affect us Tuesday into Wednesday morning. This cold front will pack more of a punch than we’ve seen through the entire month of February. Granted, that’s not saying much, but we’ll see a significant change between Tuesday and Wednesday. Right now it looks like a cold front will move across southern Minnesota and northern Iowa late Tuesday, bringing a quick drop in temperature and a strong wind. There may be some showers ahead of the front, and snow appears likely behind the front from late Tuesday into very early Wednesday morning.

Although Wednesday will be one of the coldest days of February so far, temperatures will rebound quickly on Thursday. Next weekend’s highs look to be back near record territory.