Brandon Weatherz: Snow chances shift to the South Shore

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The morning commute is slick with light ice and snow being reported on many roads, especially across northern Minnesota. You’ll want to allow time to first scrape ice off the windshield, then to allow for a slower drive. This weather system is wrapping up, but a Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect north of Duluth until noon where a glaze of ice and additional snow accumulations up to 2” are possible. Winds won’t be as intense as yesterday, but it’s still breezy out there. A northwest wind develops this morning with gusts around 25 mph. Temperatures begin in mid-20s, then highs stay around 10 degrees below average in upper 20s to mid-30s.

Beginning this afternoon, we direct our attention for additional snow accumulation and travel impacts along the South Shore of Lake Superior. A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect for Ashland County from 4 pm today until 6 pm Saturday. A Winter Storm Warning is issued for Iron County in the same timeframe. Lake effect snow will be the heaviest overnight into Saturday morning, but snow chances don’t leave the South Shore until Sunday morning. Due to the localized nature of lake effect snow, totals will range from around 1” to as much as 12” within the snowbelt.

The weekend will be cold with lows in the teens and highs in the 20s. Below average temperatures persist through next week with highs consistently near and below freezing. A more active stretch with snow chances returns Monday night into Wednesday, but accumulations are expected to remain light as of now.

Today: Cloudy and breezy with a chance for snow in the morning. High 30. NW wind 10-15 mph. Chance of snow: 30%

Tonight: Mostly cloudy and blustery. Low 20. N wind 10-15 mph.

Tomorrow: Mostly cloudy. High 28. N wind 5-15 mph.

Sunday: Partly sunny. High 28. N wind 2-8 mph.

Monday: Cloudy with a slight chance for snow. High 30. E wind 5-10 mph. Chance of snow: 20%

Tuesday: Mostly cloudy with a chance for snow. High 31. E wind 5-10 mph. Chance of snow: 40%

Wednesday: Mostly cloudy with a slight chance for snow. High 30. N wind 5-15 mph. Chance of snow: 20%

Thursday: Mostly cloudy and breezy. High 27. NW wind 10-15 mph.