First Alert Forecast: Bitterly cold weather returns this weekend

The Midstate will see four mornings in a row of below freezing temperatures.
Published: Mar. 16, 2023 at 4:52 AM CDT|Updated: Mar. 17, 2023 at 12:08 AM CDT
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Widespread rain moves through overnight with a cold front right behind it. That will bring in very cold temperatures for the next several days.

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Rain moves through the mid-state overnight and lasts into Friday morning ahead of a cold front. No severe weather is expected, but we could hear a few rumbles of thunder and see some heavy downpours at times. Most of that heavy rain will be overnight. Rain will move from west to east-- eventually exiting out of the Plateau around lunchtime tomorrow. Winds will still be brisk.

The high temperature for Friday will occur in the morning on Friday in the mid to upper 50s. Temperatures fall into the 40s by the afternoon as colder air comes in behind the front.


Colder air is set to return by the weekend with low temperatures falling below freezing and highs only in the upper 40s on Saturday.

Highs on Sunday will only make it back into the 40s for the afternoon after a bitterly cold start of temperatures in the teens and 20s.

If there’s a bright side to the weekend forecast-- it’s that there will be plenty of sunshine to go around both days.


We will still deal with freezing starts early next week. Temperatures are expected to get back in the 50s on Monday and Tuesday for highs with a good deal of sunshine to go around.

Wednesday will be a little warmer with a few more clouds and highs back in the 60s. The 70s return on Thursday, but a few showers will accompany that warmer air.

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