Brandon Weatherz: Snow returns tonight

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Our Wednesday features a brief break before the next system brings accumulating snow to the Northland. We start off with temps in teens to upper 20s, and with temps holding rather steady, highs range from 19 for International Falls to mid-20s in the Twin Ports and near 30 from Hinckley to Ashland. A north wind shifts out of the east through the day, directing the chance for light lake effect snow along the North Shore and Head of Lake Superior this evening.

Widespread snow arrives from the south across east central Minnesota and northwest Wisconsin overnight and continues through much of the day Thursday. We dry out from the west in the evening with lake effect lingering for the South Shore Thursday night. The greatest accumulations will be in Wisconsin, leading to a Winter Storm Warning for Price County from midnight tonight until 6 pm Thursday. The same timeframe applies to a Winter Weather Advisory in Washburn and Sawyer Co. The Advisory lasts until 9 pm for Bayfield, Ashland and Iron Co.

Accumulation will be light for much of northern Minnesota with potential for an inch or more staying south and east of the Iron Range. Lake effect will bring 2-5” along the North and South Shores, including the Twin Ports, with locally higher amounts. 1-3″ extends across Carlton and Pine Co., then amounts increase moving east in Wisconsin. 6-8″ is possible for eastern Bayfield and Sawyer Co. and east of there.

Today: Cloudy and breezy with a chance of snow in the evening. High 26. N wind becoming E 5-15 mph. Chance of snow: 20%

Tonight: Cloudy and breezy with snow showers. Low 23. E wind 10-15 mph. Chance of snow: 80%. Around an inch of snow expected.

Tomorrow: Snow. Cloudy and breezy. High 26. NNE wind 10-15 mph. Chance of snow: 90%. Accumulation of 1-3” expected.

Tomorrow night: Mostly cloudy. Low 11. NNW wind 5-15 mph.

Friday: Mix of clouds and sun. High 20. NW wind 5-10 mph.

Saturday: Mostly cloudy with a few flurries possible. High 24. W wind 5-10 mph.

Sunday: Mostly cloudy. High 25. SW wind 5-10 mph.

Monday: Mostly cloudy with a slight chance for snow. High 25. W wind 5-10 mph. Chance of snow: 20%

Tuesday: Mostly cloudy. High 23. W wind 5-15 mph.