Brandon Weatherz: Snow and winds impact travel

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Travel will be impacted by a combination of snow and gusty winds today. Widespread snow has moved into east central Minnesota and northwest Wisconsin with quick accumulation and deteriorating travel this morning. Snow will gradually taper off from the west through the late afternoon and evening. Northeast winds sustained near 15 mph gusting near 30 mph will allow for blowing snow and continue to produce lake effect snow showers. A wind shift out of the north directs lingering lake effect along the South Shore overnight as it gradually fizzles out.

A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect until 6 pm for South St. Louis, Carlton, Douglas, Burnett, Washburn, Sawyer, and Price counties. A Winter Storm Warning is in effect until midnight for Bayfield, Ashland, and Iron counties. Additional accumulation after 9:30 this morning will be 1-3″ in the areas in the Advisory and 3-6″ in the areas in the warning, with locally higher amounts possible.

After this system, we settle into a rather quiet stretch. Friday begins with temps ranging from upper single digits to upper teens, and tops off with highs in low to mid-20s under a mix of clouds and sun. Saturday is cloudy and mild with a few flurries possible.

Today: Snowy and breezy. Temperature steady near 28. NE wind 10-20 mph G 30. Chance of snow: 90%. Accumulation of 2-4” expected.

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

Tomorrow: Mix of clouds and sun. High 22. NW wind 5-10 mph.

Tomorrow night: Mostly cloudy. Low 13. W wind 5-10 mph.

Saturday: Cloudy with a few flurries possible. High 26. SW wind 5-15 mph.

Sunday: Mix of clouds and sun. High 25. W wind 5-10 mph.

Monday: Cloudy with a slight chance for snow. High 25. WSW wind 5-15 mph. Chance of snow: 20%

Tuesday: Mostly cloudy. High 23. W wind 5-10 mph.

Wednesday: Cloudy. High 21. WNW wind 5-15 mph.