Another Arctic Blast This Week
It's hard to think about arctic air after temperatures climbed into the middle 40s this afternoon. February averages 5 days with 40 degree temperatures, and so far this month we have had 2. Unfortunately our warmth will not last as another batch of arctic air heads south this week.
Take a look at this picture above! A major ridge is setting up across the Pacific Northwest tonight. As the ridge strengthens, a trough will send that very cold air to our north rolling across the Badger state late Tuesday through Thursday. On top of the cold, several disturbances will create light snow chances Monday into Tuesday!
It appears that any accumulation will be around an inch or less; however, snow ratios will be higher, and could increase snow totals some. The brunt of the cold air will blanket us on Wednesday. Expect highs in the middle teens with blustery northerly winds making the wind chills near 0. Low temps for Thursday morning will stay just above 0 with wind chills below zero.
This type of cold takes time to move out, so highs in the teens are possible through Saturday!