Forecast Text

March 29, 2019

GENERAL PICTURE:
Here we are…The end of a good season. A bit of light snow is possible in portions of the northern Midwest later tonight and tomorrow and again towards the end of next week, but nothing major.

1-4 DAY FORECAST:

An area of low pressure will develop rains across much of the Plains today and spread them into the Midwest by tonight and continue into the weekend.

By later today and tonight, rains will be changing to snow in the western sections of NE and SD and continue into tomorrow. Accumulations in those areas look to be in the 3-6″ range. 

In the Midwest, the precip will fall as rain and fall across areas generally south of I-80 in IA and IL and then into most of MI, IN and OH. Some snows are possible on the back side of this system, but it still does not look like much more than a sloppy inch or so will fall across a few spots in northern MN, the UP and into eastern lower MI.

Temps will be running above average, with the freeze line sitting north of the Midwest for the next 4 days. 

5-10 DAY OUTLOOK:

Things look to quiet back down across all of the region for the first half of next week, with some rains seen to arrive in most of the region by the second half of the week. It is possible the precip could fall as, or change to snow in sections of the northern Midwest, but no major accumulations are seen.

Temps will continue to run above average, with daytime highs in the 40’s and maybe even some low 50’s in the Northwoods. A cool off into the 30’s is indicated to occur behind the storm for the weekend. 

Seasonal Outlook for Winter 2018-19