Brandon Weatherz: Pleasant New Year’s weekend ahead

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It’s a day where our high temp was set around 1 am, when it was 27 in Duluth. Cooler air moves into the region from the northwest through the day with temps falling into single digits and teens by mid-morning, then recovering to mid-teens to low 20s in the afternoon. It’s otherwise a quiet travel day with partly cloudy skies.

We fall to single digits tonight with cloud cover thickening. Our New Year’s Eve is cloudy with temps returning to mid-20s and low 30s. A few snow showers are possible in the afternoon and evening that would only bring a couple tenths of an inch, if that. New Year’s Day is mostly cloudy and mild with similar temps to Saturday.

We continue to monitor a system that would potentially impact the region Monday through Tuesday. Uncertainty is still high in the exact track of the system, leading to low confidence in timing, precipitation type, and accumulation potential. Snow would taper off by Wednesday with quieter weather the rest of next week.

Today: Partly cloudy. Afternoon High of 19. W wind 5-15 mph

Tonight: Partly cloudy with patchy fog. Low 8. SE wind 5-10 mph.

Saturday: Mostly cloudy with a chance for snow in the afternoon and evening. High 28. SE wind 5-10 mph. Chance of snow: 30%

Saturday night: Chance for snow showers before midnight, then mostly cloudy. Low 24. SE wind 2-8. Chance of snow: 30%

Sunday: Mostly cloudy. High 31. W wind 5-10 mph.

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

Tuesday: Cloudy with a chance for snow and freezing rain. High 31. NE wind 10-15 mph. Chance of precip: 70%

Wednesday: Partly cloudy. High 21. N wind 5-15 mph.

Thursday: Mostly sunny. High 21. W 2-8 mph.