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St. Patrick's Day 2024 will end our long above average streak

SIOUX CITY (KTIV) – The last time temperatures were below average was Feb. 28, when the high was 33 degrees. Over the next 17 days, temperatures were above normal and at times well above normal. This sequence ends today as the peaks struggle to reach the 40 degree mark.

And we start on a frosty note this morning. Temperatures are in the mid to high 20s, but consider the winds and wind chill throughout the region. Jump about 10 degrees from where you started and that will probably be your most today.

Two reasons why we will be cold this afternoon. First, the clouds move in and although we will be mostly sunny afterward, this will slow our warming. Second, northwest winds also don't inject warm air, which will also limit our warming.

Speaking of cloud cover, we saw some snow showers flying in early today with more expected in the morning and perhaps the afternoon.

Now, winds could reach 40 mph this afternoon, but we should gradually decrease late evening and overnight. Generally clear skies are also expected at this time.

Tomorrow afternoon skies will again be mostly sunny with highs reaching the mid 40s to low 50s. The warming trend will continue for another day as we welcome the first day of spring with high temperatures around 60 degrees Tuesday.

Enjoy it as much as you can because changes are coming to Siouxland. In terms of highs, we will see a low of 50 midweek and a low of 40 possibly early the following week. We could also see more precipitation, with chances of rain and snow appearing as early as Thursday, with an unsettled period continuing into next weekend.

Stay tuned to News 4 at 5 p.m. and for more details.

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