THE ARCTIC AIR REMAINS...
The snow has settled, the wind stopped and the temperatures dropped. We bottomed out well below zero Sunday morning with wind chills in the 20s and 30s below zero. Temperatures struggled, even under the sunshine, to warm up on Sunday. Cedar Rapids got to a whopping high temperature of 1° and the Quad Cities got to 5°. Here's a look at the temperatures at 7 pm on Sunday... you can see the arctic air invasion:
And with the sunshine on Sunday we could see the snow on the ground from space... here's a look a satellite image and notation from the National Weather Service out of the Quad Cities:
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We will be warming up some for the start of the week with plenty of sunshine. We'll be held back of course by the several inches of snow on the ground. Here's Monday's high temperatures:
And Tuesday gets a bit warmer:
That boost is ahead of an arctic cold front that comes barreling in on Wednesday:
As of right now little to no precipitation is expected in my local area with this system:
I wouldn't be surprised if there were some flurries or light snow showers. Temperatures will be steady/falling through the day on Wednesday:
We drop down to near zero degrees on Wednesday night:
And get stuck in the single digits in the afternoon:
Winter has arrived... and with temperatures like these the snow isn't melting any time soon.
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