Brandon Weatherz: Mild and brighter end to the week

December 28: Mild and brighter end to the week

Daily forecast from the Storm Track Weather Team

Our Thursday begins with the first subfreezing morning we’ve had in a full week. Given how much rain we’ve picked up lately, wet areas have turned icy. We also have frost to scrape off the windshield before hitting the road. Patchy fog lingers for some this morning, mostly north of the Iron Range. Once this clears, we finally put the gloom behind us. Clouds decrease through the day with breaks of sun and temperatures topping off comfortably in mid-30s to near 40. This is still very warm for this time of year keeping in mind Duluth’s average high of 22 ° and low of 6 ° for December 28.

Temperatures fall into teens to mid-20s tonight under partly cloudy skies. We have one more warm day Friday accompanied by abundant sunshine. Highs range from mid-30s to low 40s. A cold front passes Friday night and triggers a cooler weekend with highs staying below freezing across the Northland both Saturday and Sunday.

Scattered snow showers arrive from the north through the day Saturday and linger along the South Shore Sunday morning. Around an inch of snow is expected in the Twin Ports and across the Arrowhead with a few localized inches possible for the South Shore snowbelt. New Year’s Day will start 2024 mild and dry with 30s and sunshine.

Today: Mostly cloudy to start with clearing in the afternoon. High 39. NNW wind 5-10 mph.

Tonight: Partly cloudy. Low 24. NNW wind 5-10 mph.

Tomorrow: Sunny. High 40. W wind 2-8 mph.

Tomorrow night: Partly cloudy. Low 24. WNW wind 5-10 mph.

Saturday: Mostly cloudy with a chance for snow in the afternoon. High 31. N wind 5-15 mph. Chance of snow: 30%.

Saturday night: Cloudy with scattered snow showers, mostly before midnight. Low 21. N wind 5-15 mph. Around one inch of snow expected. Chance of snow: 50%

Sunday: Partly cloudy. High 26. N wind 5-15 mph.

Monday: Mostly sunny and breezy. High 32. WSW wind 10-15 mph.

Tuesday: Partly cloudy. High 31. W wind 5-10 mph.

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