Justin Liles: Rain turns to snow tonight. Slick AM Travel likely
Current rain falling will turn over to snow this evening through Wednesday morning. Rain could lead to ponding of water and create icy surfaces as temperatures fall tonight. Take it easy in driveways and sidewalks in the morning. It might not be a bad idea to throw some salt done before heading to bed. The greatest snow accumulations will be on end of 2-5 inches across the Iron Range to the International Border. Lower totals along the North Shore and over NW WI. These areas could be dealing with freezing rain. Regardless, morning travel will likely be an issue in the Northland Wednesday morning.
Winter Weather Advisories have been issued for portions of central and north-central Minnesota starting tonight. Strong northwest winds are expected Wednesday morning. The strongest winds are expected in central Minnesota, near the Brainerd Lakes, and along the North Shore. Some strong gusts linger through the day along the North Shore. These wind gusts may break snow-laden trees and branches, which could cause isolated power outages. Cooler weather returns for the end of the week. Warmer air returns this weekend.
Rain before 5am, then rain and snow. Low around 21. Windy, with an east wind 10 to 15 mph becoming northwest 20 to 25 mph after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 35 mph
Snow, mainly before noon. Temperature falling to around 15 by 5pm. Windy, with a northwest wind 25 to 30 mph decreasing to 15 to 20 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 45 mph.
Partly sunny, with a high near 14. North wind around 10 mph, with gusts as high as 15 mph.
Sunny, with a high near 22. Breezy, with a southwest wind 5 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.
Partly sunny, with a high near 32. West wind around 10 mph, with gusts as high as 15 mph.
Partly sunny, with a high near 32. Breezy, with a west wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.
A slight chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 30. Blustery, with a northwest wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.