It sure looks nice out there today. Stay indoors and enjoy the sunshine through the windows.
Highs are only going to bounce into the lower teens today. I think Des Moines will crawl to a high around 10 degrees. The arctic air is really holding onto the thermometer. It is tough to get into the normal range with those morning lows around zero.
The good news is the sunshine. There has been a real deficit of sun lately. We are going to have sunny skies through the weekend. The highs will start to moderate back to the middle 20s by Sunday.
There is another good bit of news with the arctic high pressure over the state. That cold air high is blocking a major winter storm to the south of Iowa today and tomorrow. Ice will take down power lines and trees from Dallas to Little Rock over the next 36 hours. It is going to be heavy snow in southern Missouri through Tennessee.
Another winter storm is setting up for Monday. We will likely see some snow accumulation with that quick moving storm system.
Stay warm....remember the first day of Spring is only 50 days away.