Second Arctic Snap Begins Today, but a Thaw is on the Way!

Watching our next rain/snow chance Tuesday
Posted at 5:37 AM, Jan 19, 2024

Another blast of arctic air settles in today. We start the day below zero and only warm into the single digits for the afternoon. Watch for slick spots and slowdowns during the AM commute due to the snow yesterday. It will also be breezy, keeping wind chills below zero all day. We'll start the day with some sunshine, but clouds take over in the afternoon.

Saturday likely starts with very cold air and lighter wind. We could be near -18 to start the day. The current record low for January 20 is -22, set in 1883.

With a frigid start to the day, we will struggle to get just above zero in the afternoon, but at least it looks mostly sunny.

After starting Sunday below zero, stronger winds pump in warmer weather from the south Sunday afternoon. Highs will be in the upper 20s with a mix of sunshine and clouds. Winds could gust as high as 30-40 mph, which helps to bring in the "warmth".

We stay breezy Monday as we keep warming up. Highs will be in the mid 30s. It will be mostly cloudy, and we may have to dodge a few spotty pockets of light rain or snow in the evening, mainly south of I-80.

A mixture of rain and snow showers is possible on Tuesday, although not everyone sees it. Temperatures should be in the mid 30s, meaning some snow melt continues.

With temperatures just barely above freezing, the snow should melt at a slow enough pace to not cause any flooding issues at this time.

Afternoon Clouds
High: 6

Mostly Clear
Low: -18

Mostly Sunny
High: 2

Partly Cloudy
High: 27

Share your weather pictures with KMTV:

Download the free Storm Shield app for iOS and Android phones

Receive severe weather watches and warnings for your location as you track the storms on radar. Great for use at the office, at home, and while traveling.