Quiet weather conditions overnight led to cold morning lows, with many locales in the area reporting single digit above zero readings.
Freezing rain or snow is likely in northern Peterborough County and northern Kawartha Lakes, with significant snowfall (15 to 30 cm) possible in northern Haliburton County.
The day started out pretty well, but increasing clouds and a few showers indicate a change.
Then it’s back to sunshine Sunday, but only with a forecast high of 50 degrees, and lows in the upper 30s.
The dry period will be short lived as our next weather system moves in by mid morning Saturday.
The rain continues through the night, heavy at times. A slushy accumulation would be possible in those areas for this scenario.
Temperatures at midnight are likely about as warm as we’ll see all day for numerous lower elevations. For the rest of the area, skies are mostly cloudy early, then becoming partly sunny by afternoon.
According to the weather service, the low temperature at the Central Nebraska Regional Airport Wednesday morning was 14 degrees, which was a new record low for April 4.
A warm Thursday, with forecasters predicting temperatures near 70 degrees, will be followed by the cold front Friday, with a 60 percent chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 27. Lows tonight dipping into the 20s in some locations.
Forecasters are calling for accumulating snow of 2 to 4 inches in those areas and wind gusts near 30 miles per hour.
Wednesday Night: A 20 percent chance of rain. Most of the moisture will stay south and west of the Sioux City Metro, but some light snow is certainly possible this morning with accumulations staying under an inch.