7:00 AM | *Cold pattern sets up by Thursday and gets locked in*

6-Day Forecast

Today

Mostly sunny, pleasant, highs near 60 degrees

Tonight

Partly cloudy, cool, lows in the upper 40’s

Tuesday

Partly sunny, even milder, mid 60’s

Tuesday Night

Mostly cloudy, mild, maybe some drizzle or a shower or two, fog possible late, near 50

Wednesday

Partly sunny, breezy, still mild, maybe a shower or two, near 60

Thursday

Partly sunny, breezy, noticeably colder, mid-to-upper 40’s; chance for snow showers at night

Friday

Partly sunny, cold, chance for snow showers early, low-to-mid 40’s

Saturday

Mostly sunny, still cold, low 40’s

Discussion

Temperatures will modify nicely today following a chilly weekend and should reach the 60 degree mark this afternoon and then climb well up into the 60's on Tuesday afternoon. Wednesday will stay on the mild side; however, an Arctic front will slide through the region and this will generate big changes for the region beginning on Thursday.

Arctic air is plunging today into the northern US from the hinterlands of northern Canada and accumulating snow will accompany this drastic change to cold in many areas from the Rockies to the Great Lakes. The heaviest accumulations over the next day or two will occur across central Minnesota and northern Wisconsin where 6-12 inches can fall as the Arctic air floods into that part of the country. The most dramatic change to cold will likely take place in Denver, Colorado where Sunday temperatures climbed into the 70's, but lows by late tomorrow night will drop to near zero accompanied by some snow. Temperatures here on Thursday will hold in the 40's and there can be some snow shower activity at night into early Friday, but the bigger story will be the influx of the Arctic air. We'll stay cold through the weekend and into early next week at which time another Arctic air mass will be heading in our direction as this cold weather pattern looks like it will stick around for awhile.

Video

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