Brrr! Just thinking about the weekend has me shivering in the weather center. And looking at all the snow showing up on radar over the Northern Plains Thursday evening reminds me of what is coming this winter season.
But stepping outside Thursday afternoon you would have never guessed that there was a powerful fall storm system about to bring an abrupt end to our warmth.
While there are a few flurries and light snow showers possible Saturday morning, the bigger focus should be on the wind and cold. This is the first true taste of cold air this season. And because we've become used to the warmth this fall, it's going to be a big shock to everyone Saturday afternoon. Winds will gradually diminish by Saturday night with incoming high pressure.
Temperatures look to moderate for the beginning of next week. But we're still keeping an eye on a potential storm system during the Tuesday/Wednesday time frame that could bring some rain to Northern Illinois and Southern Wisconsin right before Thanksgiving.