THURSDAY: Still cold, but not as bad. AM wind chills down to -20. Cloud thicken through the day, maybe a few flakes late. High: 12
THURSDAY NIGHT: Mostly cloudy with a little light snow, dusting possible. Low: 7.
FRIDAY: Light snow and a light dusting possible. Warmer with peeks of afternoon sun. High: 30.
SATURDAY: Partly sunny, light wintry mix possible north. A chance to thaw out for a change. Low: 16. High: 34
SUNDAY: Partly sunny and mild with a light mix, mainly north. Low: 26. High: 36
MONDAY: Sun and clouds mix with a few sprinkles or flurries. Low: 25. High: 35
TUESDAY: Partly sunny, a little drizzly. Low: 21. High: 35
The trade off for warmer weather is more clouds and the chance for precipitation, the first chance of light precipitation will slide in late Thursday into Friday. Only a flurries or light snow showers are expected - coating to half inch possible. It appears the unsettled weather pattern will continue with partly sunny skies and a slight chance of a little flurry action, sprinkle action and/or maybe even a little freezing drizzle action into next week. It's hard to have everything you want at this time of the year when a deep snow pack is still on the ground. As temperatures warm to the freezing mark or above, snow melt causes added moisture to the lower levels of the atmosphere, which then condenses into low clouds, fog and haze as temperatures cool overnight. The only way to have a fighting chance at a mostly sunny sky when there is still snow on the ground is to bring the Arctic air back into the picture. It's hard to be completely happy with the weather sometimes, isn't it? Have a good Thursday - Todd Nelson