Latest weather forecast shows heavy snow, frigid temperatures this week

Monday, January 31, 2011 | 7:26 a.m. CST; updated 9:35 a.m. CST, Monday, January 31, 2011

The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning in effect until noon Wednesday. Here's a look at the forecast as of 7 a.m. Monday:

Monday: Occasional freezing rain in the morning, then occasional freezing rain turning to freezing drizzle and snow and sleet in the afternoon. No snow or sleet accumulation is expected. Ice accumulation up to 0.1 inch. Temperatures should remain around 30.

Monday night: Snow is likely with occasional freezing drizzle and sleet likely in the evening. There is a chance of snow after midnight. Snow and sleet accumulation of one half inch expected. No ice accumulation is expected. The low will be around 20 degrees.

Tuesday: Windy and snow expected. Blowing and drifting snow with visibility at one-quarter mile or less at times. Snow will be heavy at times. Snow accumulation of 10 to 12 inches is expected. Near steady temperatures in the lower 20s. The chance of snow is near 100 percent.

Tuesday night: Windy and snow, which will be heavy at times with blowing and drifting snow. Moderate snow accumulation is possible. The low temperature will be around 11 degrees.

Wednesday: Bitterly cold and windy, with blowing and drifting snow. High temperature around 14. Temperature falling into the single digits in the afternoon. Lowest wind chill readings of around minus 10 degrees are expected late in the afternoon.

Wednesday night: Bitterly cold with a low temperature around minus 9 degrees.