A small taste of wintry weather to end the week

A surge of colder air will arrive Friday, bringing the opportunity for some brief snow and the certainty of cooler air. Compared to the last couple of days, it’ll feel downright chilly Friday with a north wind and temperatures topping out in the mid-30s at midday. As the colder air pushes through southern Minnesota and northern Iowa Friday, there is the chance of some brief snowflakes. That snow might even look impressive in a couple pockets, although it should only last about 15-20 minutes.

Aside from Friday’s cooldown, the trend for the next 7-10 days remains mild with a brief exception around the middle of next week. Highs will bounce back to the lower- to mid-40s Saturday afternoon and upper-40s are ahead Sunday afternoon.

Even warmer air returns to the region Monday through Tuesday, with near-record to record warmth. Highs will surge into the mid-50s to 60° both Monday and Tuesday before a quick shot of cold, blustery weather returns Wednesday. The front bringing that colder air Wednesday could bring some much-needed rain and snow, but considering how far out that is, don’t get excited for a lot of either.