Cold lingers; a little snow possible Thursday

Arctic air will be sticking around awhile, and while it’s an overall quiet weather pattern, a clipper may drop some light snow on some of us later this week. For now, a WIND CHILL ADVISORY continues through tonight as wind chills remain around -20° across southern Minnesota and northern Iowa. At least there has been some bright, blue sky to offset the coldest air of the season so far.

Thursday’s clipper is still in question as far as track and intensity. It looks to glance southern Minnesota and northern Iowa and, of course, its exact track is still uncertain. With that said, any snow that would fall in this cold of an environment would be very light and fluffy and an accumulation can happen quickly without much moisture in the atmosphere.

The rest of the week through Saturday will remain cold, fittingly for what is, statistically, the coldest time of the year in the Midwest. Temperatures moderate on Sunday with highs returning to the upper teens. Next week is looking to start out much milder with highs returning to the 30s. In addition to that warm-up, we may see a rain/snow mix Tuesday into Wednesday.