Weather Forecast


Melty Friday will screech into sub-zero Sunday

Echo Press photo by Amy Chaffins

A little bit of spring fever set in Friday as daytime highs were recorded in the upper 30s.

As dozens of kids zipped around the Noonan Park skating rink, the temperature was at 38 degrees.

Drivers steered their vehicles through puddles and sloppy, slushy snow on city streets. People shedded their hats and gloves for a few moments of warmer weather.

Ahhh... It was a blissful warm up we desperately needed.

Enjoy it while it lasts, folks.

We hope you had a chance to because there's a big weather change brewing and temperatures are taking another arctic plunge.

According to the National Weather Service (NWS), there's a slight chance of freezing drizzle early, then a slight chance of snow after 5 p.m. The daytime high will be near 25, but the wind will kick up in the afternoon out of the north at 15 to 20 mph. Winds could gust as high as 30 mph. 

Here's where it gets frigid: The NWS forecast calls for areas of blowing snow with a low around -14. Wind chill values are expected to drop as low as -37. The chance of precipitation is 50 percent and any new snow accumulation is expected to total less than one inch.

Sunday's high is forecasted to be -10 degrees; the low will drop to -20 and that trend continues into Tuesday, according to NWS.

Amy Chaffins

Amy Chaffins is a journalist working for the Echo Press newspaper in Alexandria, Minnesota.

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