We're seeing a burst of snow move across the region this morning as an arctic cold front moves through. Behind the front we'll see more in the way of flurries and scattered snow showers and even a heavier snow squall. The front also brings gusty winds and falling temperatures through the afternoon. While most places won't see more than an additional coating to an inch, parts of the Northern Tier could see 1-3" during the day today from some heavier snow showers and squalls.
By this evening we'll start to dry out however flurries remain along with temperatures falling through the teens. Wind chills will start to drop below zero. Late tonight lows will be between 0 and 5 above but those wind chills will fall as low as -20. A wind chill advisory is in effect for tonight for most of the region.
Despite sunshine all day Saturday highs likely won't make it out of the teens and the wind will make it feel even colder. We'll still be facing wind chills near zero much of the day.
The next storm threatens to bring more snow later Super Bowl Sunday into Monday. Some of our computer models indicate this could be a significant snowmaker for our area while others say it stays farther south and only brushes our area with snow. We'll keep you posted over the weekend.
Some very cold air accompanies that next storm with highs only in the teens. So it will be a dry, powdery snow. We dry out Tuesday but the cold air remains. A brief shot of milder weather arrives for Wednesday and Thursday along with the chance for some snow showers. Another shot of cold air is waiting in the wings as we head towards next weekend.
-- Meteorologist Dave Skutnik