SIOUX CITY -- A cold blast from southern Canada will keep Siouxland chilly on Monday. However, temporary relief may be on its way.
"Sioux City's forecast high of 14 degrees is a good 20 degrees below the 34 degrees which is typical this time of the year," Brad Adams, the observing program leader at the National Weather Service in Sioux Falls, said on Monday.
That will change Tuesday, when east winds will shift to the south. In addition, mostly sunny skies will raise the daytime temperature to a high of 30. Southerly winds will keep the overnight low to a relatively mild temperature of 20.
Adams said the average low should be around 14 in Sioux City.
Wednesday's high will be even better. Sunny skies will send the mercury to a spring-like high of 41. Wednesday's overnight low will be in the low 20s.
However, Thursday will begin the start toward a cooldown. The forecast high will be near 31 and the low will be a blustery 4.
The work week will end on a below-average note. Friday's high will be near 22 and the overnight low will bottom out to around 12.
Looking at the forecast for the next 14 days, Adams said temps are likely to be below normal. Still, he also doesn't see any significant snows in the near future.
"I think people will accept the cold if there isn't additional snowfall," he said. "It isn't much fun when we have both."