Brandon Weatherz: Ice, fog, and a little snow

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It’s yet another morning commute where we need to allow time to take it slow. Expect more slippery and icy conditions heading out the door. The Winter Weather Advisory for the North Shore of Lake and Cook Co. has been extended until 9 am as freezing drizzle lingers. A Dense Fog Advisory is in effect for South St. Louis County and south across east central Minnesota and Northwest Wisconsin until 9 am. Expect visibility down to ¼ mile here. The time of the Advisory may be extended for some counties as areas of freezing fog once again prove to be stubborn today. An Air Quality Alert continues for South Itasca, Aitkin, Cass, Crow Wing, and Pine Co. until 6 pm with sensitive groups suggested to limit time outside.

In addition to ice and fog, scattered snow showers will bring just enough snow to bring slick travel. Most areas stay under an inch. Areas of fog and freezing drizzle may persist overnight into Thursday morning, then drier air carried in on a breezy north northwest wind will limit additional snow to northwest Wisconsin. A terrain induced gravity wave may develop for parts of Douglas and Bayfield Co. with localized accumulation surpassing an inch. Apart from that, look to parts of Iron and Gogebic Co. for a few inches due to lake effect.

South Shore snow tapers off Thursday night, then high pressure brings sunshine on Friday with cool but seasonable temps. We trend warmer through a relatively quiet weekend with more gray skies and fog possible.

Today: Cloudy with snow showers. Areas of freezing fog. High 32. W 2-8 mph. Chance of snow: 50%

Tonight: Cloudy. Low 19. NW wind 5-15 mph. Chance of snow: 20%

Tomorrow: Mostly cloudy and breezy. High 24. NNW wind 10-15 mph.

Tomorrow night: Partly cloudy. Low 8. NNW wind 5-10 mph.

Friday. Mostly sunny. High 22. WSW wind 2-8 mph.

Saturday: Mostly cloudy. High 28. S wind 5-10 mph.

Sunday: Cloudy. High 32. S wind 5-15 mph.

Monday: Cloudy with a chance for wintry mix. High 33. ENE wind 5-10 mph. Chance of precip: 30%

Tuesday: Cloudy with a chance for snow showers. High 28. NW wind 5-10 mph. Chance of snow: 30%