St. Patrick’s Day 2024 will break our extended above average streak

St. Patrick’s Day 2024 will break our extended above average streak

The streak of above-average temperatures that began on February 28th comes to an end today, as highs struggle to reach the 40-degree mark.

This morning, we’re greeted with chilly temperatures in the mid to upper 20s, and when factoring in the winds, wind chills are in the teens across the area. Anticipate a modest rise in temperatures by about 10 degrees later in the day, which will likely mark our high for today.

Two factors contribute to the afternoon chill. Firstly, although we’ll see mostly sunny skies later in the day, the arrival of clouds earlier will impede our warming process. Secondly, northwesterly winds are devoid of any warm air, further hindering temperature increases.

Flurries have been observed this morning, with more expected into the morning and possibly afternoon hours.

This afternoon, expect wind gusts of up to 40 mph, gradually diminishing by late evening and overnight. Mostly clear skies are forecasted during this time frame.

By tomorrow afternoon, skies will return to mostly sunny conditions, with highs climbing into the mid 40s to low 50s. The warming trend continues as we welcome the first day of spring on Tuesday, with highs around 60 degrees.

However, changes are on the horizon for Siouxland. Highs will dip into the low 50s by midweek and possibly into the low 40s by the early part of the following week. Additionally, precipitation chances increase, with rain and snow likely as early as Thursday, ushering in an unsettled period that could extend into next weekend.

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