It was nice to throw in a little sunshine out there despite seeing teens for highs and wind chills in the single digits. These same wind chills will be at its coldest overnight as only a few scattered clouds will be expected. This will allow the air to chill quickly dropping temperatures just above zero. A brisk wind will still be in play overnight dropping wind chills in the minus teens in many spots.
Even though sunshine will be plentiful the next couple of days temperatures will improve little. Highs in the teens on Wednesday will be replaced with temperatures around 20 on Thursday.
This polar flow that is steering the cold air across our area will catch a disturbance along it and graze areas just south and west of the Quad Cities Wednesday night. This may spray a a brief burst of snow before quickly retreating near sunrise Thursday.
That Thursday night some light snow is possible again before skies improve on Friday. A more significant snow is possible later Sunday into early Monday. That has a better chance of being a light shoveling snow event that a sweeper event. Stay tuned!!
Chief meteorologist James Zahara