It was a cold morning with low temperatures of -1 to 5. Minimum wind chills were anywhere from -8 to -23.
A secondary Arctic front is racing southeastward & will pass late tonight-tomorrow morning, only pushing more Arctic air in. Highs tomorrow will only reach 7-13 with a gusty northwest wind to 31 mph. Wind chills Thursday & Friday morning may be as low as -25.
1. Looks like wave of snow Saturday (morning to early afternoon)…………POTENTIAL exists for this to arrive earlier, like Friday night. We will monitor. Looks like 1-3″ right now. The highest totals of more like 2″ & 3″ seem more likely in our northwestern & far northern areas with more like 1-1.5″ for everyone else.
2. Break is likely for several hours Saturday with no snowfall.
3. Snow will likely return Saturday evening-night with core of it (highest rates) Sunday morning-afternoon.
4. I would not be surprised to see some sleet, perhaps some freezing rain, in our southern counties.
5. All of the system snow will exit late Sunday night-early Monday morning.
6. Saturday afternoon, north winds will run at 10-20 mph, which may result in blowing & drifting of that 1-3″ snow. Saturday night-Sunday night, east-northeast to northeast, then north-northeast winds at 20-30 mph will result in considerable blowing & drifting snow.
7. TOTAL accumulations (between both rounds) Saturday-Monday morning of 6-10″ look possible.
8. Record-breaking cold is likely after the storm with lows of -7 to 0.
9. Warmth last week & wind has broken up ice on Lake Michigan, so some scattered lake effect flurries/snow showers will be possible Monday-Tuesday. Accumulations look to be 1″ or less.
10. After this I see no snow, mix or even rain until Friday March 7.
11. 40s look to return by the 8th with a thaw & meltdown.
12. 50s are likely after March 10.
13. Rivers may exceed flood stage & some ice jam issues are possible at some point(s) March 6-12.