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.


Currently leads business development and forecasting across all sectors and is the Founder and CEO. Pecoriello founded WeatherOptics in 2010 as a blog called, Wild About Weather, which quickly gained a following. He also launched an app in 2013 called, Know Snow, designed to accurately forecast the chances of school closings.

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