Forecast Text

November 15, 2018

GENERAL PICTURE:
No major changes. Below average temps will continue to be the main feature for the next 5-6 days, with some snows to finish up in the SE today, a bit of light snow in the west central late tomorrow into Saturday and some LES in the north from time to time. Warming temps to at least average are seen by the end of next week.

1-4 DAY FORECAST:
Snows and a wintry mix will be finishing up across IL, IN, OH and southern lower MI as we head through the day today. Additional amounts in most cases look to be in the 1-2″ range, although some 4″+ totals will be possible in northeast OH.

Across the north, a weak system will bring a dusting to inch across northern sections of ND, MN and the UP today into tomorrow.

By later tomorrow into Saturday, snows will fall across southern MN, northern IA into northern IL, IN and OH. Totals in IA could be in the 1-2″ range, with amounts elsewhere under an inch in most cases. Some lake effect will also fly across the UP tomorrow into Saturday/Sunday and could bring a few inches of new snow to those areas.

See the temp maps for detailed highs for the next 4 days.

5-10 DAY FORECAST:
The outlook for the first part of next week sees a continuation of below average temps to occur, with things fairly quiet as far as precip goes.

As we head through the second half of the week, temps look to warm to near average in most of the Midwest, with some above average temps even possible in the west.

Ideas for precip call for things to be fairly quiet the second half of next week, with maybe a bit of light snow in ND and the Northwoods.

Seasonal Outlook for Winter 2018-19