Justin Liles: Snow returns Friday night

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There is some good news. I guess it depends on whether or not you like winter. Snow is expected to return late Friday into Saturday morning. However, it looks like snow amounts have been trending down for most locations. The highest amounts still looks to be north of the Iron Range up to the International Border. As much as 2-4” is possible in these areas. Lake effect snow will be possible Friday night into Saturday morning for parts of the south shore east of Ashland. Snow totals in northern Iron County are likely to be around 2-3”. The Bayfield Peninsula may also see lake-effect snow, with accumulations expected to be around 1-2”.

One thing to keep in mind is that all of these areas may see some freezing drizzle first and create some slick travel Saturday. Wind speeds will also be similar to what we experienced yesterday. Blowing snow may reduce visibilities Saturday as winds may blow close to 45 mph. Sunday will be the best day of the weekend with some sunshine. Another clipper returns Monday, followed by much colder weather through the middle of next week.

A 50 percent chance of snow after noon. Cloudy, with a high near 35. Breezy, with a south wind 5 to 15 mph becoming west in the afternoon. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.
Patchy blowing snow before 7am. Mostly sunny, with a high near 14. Blustery, with a northwest wind 15 to 20 mph becoming southwest 10 to 15 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 30 mph.
Sunny, with a high near 25. Breezy, with a west wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.
A slight chance of snow. Partly sunny, with a high near 20. Northwest wind 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 15 mph.
Partly sunny, with a high near 10. Northwest wind around 10 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.
Mostly sunny, with a high near 11. West wind 5 to 10 mph.