Scattered rain and snow showers are impacting much of the northern Midwest today with cold temperatures and a storm quickly developing. As the morning and afternoon go on we’ll see an increase in precipitation from Des Moines to Chicago with pressure quickly lowering to the south over the center of the country.

As we head into the overnight hours, a cool rain will overspread most of the region, but with our storm bombing out fast, snow is likely to develop on the northern fringe and backside, turning rain over to the white stuff from Des Moines to Milwaukee and up into parts of northern Michigan. It will be a very wet snow and rather quick hitting, so while light accumulations are possible, we don’t expect anything significant.

Accompanying our rapidly developing storm system you can expect an increase in winds as well. They may be very gusty at times overnight and into tomorrow, hitting 40 mph in some spots. Possibly higher closer to the lakes.

Behind our storm, much colder air will move in before temperatures moderate again going into early next week. That’s all for now. Check back with us tomorrow.


Scott is the founder and CEO of WeatherOptics Inc, which he started as a weather forecasting content platform in 2010. In 2016, after gaining a substantial following, WeatherOptics began servicing the private sector using impact analytics driven by historical weather data. Since this pivot, Pecoriello has led the effort to combine consumer, business, utility, and weather data in order to redefine how WeatherOptics could change business perspective on the weather. As founder as well as the director of all day to day operations, Pecoriello has proven WeatherOptics to be an effective, fast-growing data analytics company that is actively changing the way businesses think and react to the weather.

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