A powerful cold front is advancing southeast across the central Midwest late this afternoon. Its produced a wide range in temperatures and weather across my area today. Here's the front now getting into the SE corner of Iowa.
Ahead of the front with some sunshine, extreme SE Iowa and WC Illinois managed to get highs into the range of 55 to 60. At the same time, readings in NW Iowa were in the mid 20s.
With the front quickly moving southeast the cold air will overtake all of the Midwest by late evening. Wind chills have already fallen into the teens in northern Iowa with gusty north winds up to 30 mph.
Thursday morning will start with wind chills in the range of zero to 15 across the region from north to south.
Additionally a band of snow squalls is pushing south behind the polar front and will come across the region during the evening and overnight. Accumulations will generally be 1/2" to a dusting. Just enough to track a cat in spots. Here's the radar at 4:15 pm
Needless to say it's going to be a wintry night ahead as the cold, wind, and snow showers overtake the region. Stay warm my friends! Roll weather...TS
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