Spring snow coming overnight and into Wednesday


Storms overnight Monday brought hail to the region. The snow should taper to flurries later Tuesday night, and any lingering flurries will end early on Wednesday morning. It'll remain all snow in far northern Iowa, but it should start off as rain showers roughly near and south of Highway 20. Rain is likely most of the day on Tuesday and into Wednesday morning as the wind picks up throughout the day. Typically, highs are around 50 degrees in early April.

Rain and sleet would make driving to work Monday morning slushy, while temps in the afternoon will be stuck in the 40s. East winds 5 to 10 miles per hour. Otherwise, temperatures stay on the cool side with highs in the 40s, but wind chill temperatures will stay in the 30s through much of the day due to a south and southeast wind at 10 to 20 miles per hour. Chance of precipitation is 30%. Central Jersey's snowiest April was 11.3 inches, set in 1915, and South Jersey's snowiest April was 14.7 inches, set in 1915.

"Precipitation associated with a Colorado low pressure system will spread across central and eastern Ontario beginning this afternoon". Southerly winds 10 to 15 miles per hour. West winds 5 to 10 miles per hour.

Thursday - Partly sunny with a high in the mid-50s.

The heaviest snowfall totals are expected north of Minneapolis and into western Wisconsin through Saturday night. Sunday's wintry conditions will push into the first week of April.

Friday - A slight chance of snow with a high in the mid-30s. As a result, a band of heavy snow will develop along the I-95 corridor from Washington, D.C., to Boston.

Wednesday: Showers likely, then showers and possibly a thunderstorm after 11am. Southeast winds 5 to 10 miles per hour. North/northeast winds 0 to 5 miles per hour. This will be our most impactful weather of the week.

The Week Ahead is the work of UMFK Professor Joseph E. Becker based on personal weather station data, various computer forecast models, and information that the National Weather Service, NOAA, and other weather resources provide.