Brandon Weatherz: Messy Monday due to wintry mix
Expect slick travel today due to a wintry mix. A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect until 12 pm in Ashland, Iron, and Price Co. where ice accumulation around 0.1” are expected through the morning. Lake and Cook Co. are under a Winter Weather Advisory starting at 6 pm and lasting until 6 pm tomorrow where 2-4” of snow are expected.
Wintry mix reaches across the Northland from the south through the morning with an initial glaze of ice expected, especially where the Advisory is in effect. Rain will become dominant in the afternoon for east central Minnesota and northwest Wisconsin. Snow takes over from the west this evening and overnight, but a wintry mix persists in parts of Northwest Wisconsin into early Tuesday morning. Scattered snow lingers Tuesday and gradually tapers off from the west. Lake effect may linger along the South Shore Tuesday night.
The next system to potentially impact the Northland would arrive Wednesday night and continue Thursday. At this time, there is uncertainty in the track of this system and how far north the potential for accumulation would extend. A quiet weather pattern is expected Friday into the weekend.
Today: Wintry mix arrives in the morning and persists through the day. A glaze of ice and light snow accumulation possible. High 33. E wind 5-15 mph. Chance of precip: 90%.
Tonight: Snow. Low 30. NNE wind 5-15 mph. Chance of snow: 90%. Accumulation of 1-3” expected.
Tomorrow: Snow in the morning, then mostly cloudy. High 33. N wind 5-15 mph. Chance of snow: 50%.
Tomorrow night: Mostly cloudy. Low 17. N wind 5-10 mph.
Wednesday: Mostly cloudy. High 25. E wind 5-15 mph.
Thursday: Mostly cloudy with a chance for snow. High 25. NNE wind 10-15 mph. Chance of snow: 50%
Friday: Mostly cloudy. High 23. NW wind 5-10 mph.
Saturday: Mostly cloudy. High 24. W wind 5-15 mph.
Sunday: Mostly cloudy. High 28. SW wind 5-10 mph.