Back Above Zero Today

It is another bitter, dangerously cold morning. Once again, a Wind Chill Advisory is in effect for most of the region through this morning. Actual temperatures are colder than 20 below zero with the wind chill factor dropping to 40 below or colder at times.

Despite the cold this morning, most places will climb back above zero this afternoon. That’s after over three straight days of below zero temperatures.  If you’re keeping track, we dropped below zero at midnight on December 30th… So we’re looking at about 80 to 85 straight hours of below zero temperatures by the time we creep back above zero later today.   

Unfortunately, our time above zero will be short-lived. A cold front will blast across the Dakotas later today into tonight, bringing a few scattered light snow showers later today into this evening and another below zero night tonight. While most nights this week will drop below zero, the good news is that all the high temperatures on the 7 Day forecast are above zero. By the weekend, morning lows will be back above zero with high temps in the 20s.