Brandon Weatherz: Today’s snow and cold followed by a quiet and seasonable stretch

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Expect a slick morning commute, particularly in east central Minnesota and northwest Wisconsin. A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect until 10 am for Pine Co., until noon for Burnett, Douglas, Washburn, Ashland, Bayfield, and Sawyer Co., and until 3 pm for Iron County. Widespread accumulation in these areas will be 1-3” with higher localized amounts possible. These amounts graze the Twin Ports, then accumulation drops off to less than an inch north of Duluth. Snow exits east by around noon, but lake effect chances linger through the afternoon for parts of Iron and Gogebic Co. where localized amounts up to 5” are possible.

Once the early snow clears, sunshine takes over for a cold Wednesday. Highs range from Single digits to teens with cooler conditions looking northwest. A frigid night lies ahead with clear skies and light winds allowing temps to fall near and below zero. Fortunately, a more comfortable stretch begins Thursday afternoon and continues into the start of next week.

The weather will be quiet Thursday and Friday. Confidence has increased in snow chances Saturday with light accumulation expected. We’re monitoring a potential winter storm next week. As of now, there is potential for impactful accumulation Tuesday and Wednesday.

Today: Snow in the morning, then becoming sunny. High 12. N wind 5-10 mph. Chance of snow: 70%. Around an inch expected.

Tonight: Mostly clear. Low 2. S wind 2-8 mph.

Thursday: Mostly sunny. High 27. S wind 2-8 mph.

Friday: Morning clouds with a chance for flurries, then decreasing clouds. High 31. E wind 5-10 mph.

Saturday: Mostly cloudy with snow showers. High 31. E wind 5-10 mph. Chance of snow: 60%

Sunday: Mostly cloudy. High 32. E wind 2-8 mph.

Monday: Mostly cloudy with a chance of snow late. High 32. E wind 5-15 mph. Chance of snow: 20%

Tuesday: Snowy and windy. High 34. E wind 10-20 mph. Chance of snow: 50%