Weather for the Granite City: (Valid 4:00 PM on 02/21)
Summary: Snow will be likely on Friday evening through Saturday evening, and freezing drizzle is possible in the first half of Saturday. Temperatures fall and the winds pick up on Sunday. The cold air sticks with us through next week, and our next system moves in Monday night into Tuesday. We’ve had the snowiest February on record in St. Cloud, with a snow total of 23.5″ so far!
Tonight: Clouds hang around throughout the evening with lows in the upper single digits and a light SW breeze.
Tomorrow: Cloudy skies with highs in the upper 20’s. Snow moves in after 4:00 PM. We could see 1-3″ of snow by early Saturday morning. Lows will be in the lower 20’s.
Saturday: We have a messy day in store for us. Freezing drizzle in the first half of Saturday which will transition into snow by early afternoon. Snow accumulation will be 1-2″, and lows will be in the upper teens.
Sunday: The sun returns! Unfortunately, the cold comes with it. We start off at midnight Saturday with high temperatures in the upper teens, and temperatures will be falling throughout the day. Winds will be out of the NW at 20-25 MPH, and gusts could get up to 35 MPH. Lows will fall into the lower single digits below zero.
Monday: Partly sunny skies with highs in the mid-single digits and lows in the mid-single digits below zero. Our next system is moving in on Monday night into Tuesday.
Have a great week and stay safe!
-Chief Meteorologist Hunter McCullough