Brandon Weatherz: Snowy start to the week
A cool and snowy stretch kicks off the workweek. The Monday morning commute features some snowy roads, particularly along the North Shore. This area will keep the focus for greatest snow accumulations and travel impacts. A Winter Storm Warning is in effect for South Cook County until 6 pm. A Winter Weather Advisory in effect for the rest of Lake County and Cook County for the same timeframe.
Lake effect snow chances will follow the winds. We look to the North Shore today through Tuesday as a southeast wind gradually becomes more easterly. Widespread accumulation of around 6” or more begins near Silver Bay and extends to the tip of the Arrowhead where as much as 12” is possible locally.
Beyond lake effect, an unsettled weather pattern will keep occasional light to moderate snow showers possible today, tonight, tomorrow, and into Wednesday. Accumulations for the bulk of the Northland is generally 1-3”. The Brainerd Lakes area and the I-35 corridor will be closer to 3” while amounts drop closer to an inch looking northwest toward International Falls and east toward Ironwood.
Today: Cloudy with scattered snow showers. High 28. SE wind 5-10 mph. Chance of snow: 70%
Tonight: Cloudy with scattered snow showers. Low 22. SE wind 5-10 mph. Chance of snow: 50%
Tomorrow: Cloudy with scattered snow showers. High 30. E wind 5-10 mph. Chance of snow: 50%
Wednesday: Cloudy with a chance for snow in the morning. High 31. NW wind 5-10 mph. Chance of snow: 40%
Thursday: Cloudy and breezy with a slight chance for snow. High 24. NW wind 10-15 mph. Chance of snow: 20%
Friday: Cloudy, breezy and cold. High 20. WNW wind 10-15 mph.
Saturday: Cloudy, breezy and cold. High 20. NW wind 10-15 mph.
Sunday: Mostly cloudy, breezy and cold. High 22. W wind 10-15 mph.