Brandon Weatherz: Wintry mix turns to snow tonight
It’s another morning with the need to be mindful of ice on roads. Light rain, freezing drizzle, and snow is possible in the region today, particularly in northwest Wisconsin and toward the tip of the Arrowhead. A passing cold front will turn precip to snow from the west this evening beginning around the I-35 corridor. Snow will stay under an inch with localized amounts around an inch possible in a narrow swath of east central Minnesota and along the North Shore.
Temperatures take a hit behind the front tonight with lows in single digits and teens. Highs on Friday stay cooler in the mid-teens to low 20s under mostly sunny skies. Temps rebound on Saturday in mid-20s to low 30s. A few snow showers are possible Saturday afternoon and evening with any accumulation staying under an inch.
New Year’s Day will remain mild and mostly cloudy. A potential system would impact the Northland beginning Monday and lasting through Tuesday. Widespread snow accumulation is possible, but there continues to be uncertainty in the system’s track and precipitation type.
Today: Cloudy with a chance for wintry mix and freezing drizzle, transitioning to snow in the evening. High 33. W wind 2-8 mph. Chance of precip: 50%
Tonight: Snow showers before midnight, then decreasing clouds. Low 11. W wind 5-15 mph. Chance of precip: 60%. Accumulation of less than an inch expected.
Tomorrow: Mostly sunny. High 21. W wind 5-10 mph
Tomorrow night: Partly cloudy. Low 11. S wind 2-8 mph.
Saturday: Mostly cloudy with a chance for snow in the afternoon and evening. High 28. E wind 2-8 mph. Chance of snow: 30%
Saturday night: Chance for snow showers before midnight, then mostly cloudy. Low 24. S wind 2-8. Chance of snow: 40%
Sunday: Mostly cloudy. High 31. W wind 2-8 mph.
Monday: Cloudy with a chance for snow and freezing rain. High 32. E wind 5-10 mph. Chance of precip: 50%
Tuesday: Cloudy with a chance for snow and freezing rain. High 34. N wind 10-15 mph. Chance of precip: 50%
Wednesday: Partly cloudy. High 24. N wind 5-15 mph.