Brandon Weatherz: Cold and blustery Tuesday with warmth on the way
Tuesday begins with scattered snow showers bringing locally slick conditions for your morning commute. Snow tapers off through the morning and focuses east along the U.P. while cloud cover breaks up from the west. A blustery west northwest wind is felt around 15 mph today. Temps start off in teens to mid-20s, then only climb a degree or two with highs staying in upper teens to upper 20s across the Northland.
Tonight will feature a patchwork of cloud cover and lows falling into single digits in the clearer areas such as near and north of the Iron Range. Temps hold in the teens in the cloudier spots including the Twin Ports and much of northwest Wisconsin. Wednesday will mark the beginning of our warmup with highs reaching low to mid-30s under mostly sunny skies. Thursday is the warmest day of the week with sunny skies and highs in the 40s across the board.
Our next widespread chance for precipitation will follow a cold front sweeping the region from north to south through the day Friday. Rain will be dominant for most areas including the Twin Ports, but snow will mix in at times in northeast Minnesota and northwest Wisconsin. Temps above freezing would limit any accumulation with highs ranging from mid-30s to low 40s. Behind this system, we’ll be cooler but still above average for a generally quiet weekend.
Today: Snow showers around in the morning, then becoming partly cloudy in the afternoon. Cool and blustery. High 23. WNW wind 15-20 mph. Chance of snow: 40%
Tonight: Mostly cloudy. Low 12. WSW wind 5-10 mph.
Tomorrow: Mostly sunny. High 33. SW wind 5-10 mph.
Tomorrow night: Mostly clear. Low 25. WSW wind 5-10 mph.
Thursday: Mostly sunny, breezy, and warm. High 45. SW wind 10-15 mph.
Friday: Cloudy with a chance for rain. High 40. W wind 5-10 mph. Chance of rain: 40%
Saturday: Partly cloudy. High 37. SSE wind 5-10 mph.
Sunday: Partly cloudy and breezy. High 36. W wind 10-15 mph.
Monday: Partly cloudy. High 32. W wind 5-15 mph.