Mild November Weather About To Come To A Crashing Halt

Mon 11-14-2016 []

(Spirit Lake)-- The mild November weather we've been experiencing will come to an abrupt end by later this week.

The National Weather Service says an intense low pressure system will develop over the four-corners area of the desert southwest by mid to late week. Forecasters say the system will put a buckle in the jet stream as it moves northeast, allowing the first major outbreak of cold air of the season to occur, and maybe even the first flakes of snow.

Forecasters say northwest Iowa and southwest Minnesota will start feeling the affects of the system on Friday, with precipitation starting off in the form of rain in the morning. The rain is expected to mix with or change to snow by late Friday afternoon and into the evening as temperatures fall. As of now forecasters aren't sure if there will be enough snow to actually accumulate.

Highs by Saturday are forecast to reach only the mid 30's, with overnight lows by Sunday morning plummeting to the teens.