Brandon Weatherz: South Shore snow before a quiet Friday

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Cooler air is being driven into the region on a breezy northwest wind. This will cause temps to take a hit, direct lake effect snow chances along the South Shore, and bring brief relief from the weather pattern that has keep moisture trapped near the surface all week.

Duluth’s high temp for the day were set around 1 am at 29°. Temps tumble into upper teens this morning, then recover near 22 this afternoon. Scattered snow showers will persist across Northwest Wisconsin and gradually taper off by early Friday morning. Additional accumulation will be less than an inch for most areas. Ashland, Iron and Gogebic Co. are where 1-3” is expected with localized amounts surpassing 3”.

High pressure chips away at cloud cover from the west through the afternoon and evening. This allows temperatures to fall into single digits for a seasonable but cooler start to the day Friday. Lows stay in the teens along the South Shore where lake effect clouds linger. Friday will then feature mostly sunny skies, light winds, and highs in low to mid-20s. A warmer weather pattern returns through the weekend, pushing temps above freezing by Sunday, and bringing a return of the gray conditions that have dominated the past several days. The Twin Ports is on the northern edge of potential for wintry mix on Monday.

Today: Mostly cloudy and breezy. Temp falls from 25 at 5 am to 18 by 9 am, then rises near 22 this afternoon. NNW wind 10-15 mph.

Tonight: Partly cloudy. Low 8. N wind 5-15 mph.

Tomorrow: Mostly sunny. High 22. N wind shifting to SW 2-8 mph.

Tomorrow night: Most cloudy. Low 12. SW wind 5-10 mph.

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

Sunday: Cloudy. High 34. S wind 5-15 mph.

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

Tuesday: Mostly cloudy. High 28. NW wind 5-10 mph.

Wednesday: Mostly cloudy. High 25. NE wind 5-10 mph.