Brandon Weatherz: Gray start to another warm week
Our Monday features morning fog, cloudy skies, and a low chance for light wintry mix. Visibility is a contender for the morning commute with a Dense Fog Advisory in effect for Crow Wing, Aitkin, South St. Louis, Carlton, and Pine Co. until 9 am. A breezy wind will shift from southwest to northwest through the day as a front crosses the Northland. A light wintry mix is possible near and ahead of the front today, then freezing drizzle and light snow is possible behind the front this evening and overnight across northeast Minnesota and into northwest Wisconsin. Little to no accumulation is expected with this round, but a light glaze of ice is possible, mostly in the Arrowhead. A few tenths of an inch of snow may fall for South Shore communities by Tuesday morning.
This minimal round of precipitation is the only one we have in sight with the current forecast. It will continue to be consistently mild with highs in at least the 30s and lows staying well in the 20s each day through the start of next week. Warmth peaks on Wednesday with highs in the 40s across the region. The gray conditions are with us today and tonight, then Tuesday features a decrease of clouds. The rest of the week should feature more breaks of sun than we’ve had over the past week.
Today: Areas of morning fog, then cloudy and breezy with a slight chance for drizzle. High 37. SW wind becoming NW 10-15 mph.
Tonight: Cloudy and breezy with a slight chance for freezing drizzle and light snow. Low 30. NW wind 10-15 mph.
Tomorrow: Decreasing clouds. High 37. NW wind 5-15 mph.
Tomorrow night: Partly cloudy. Low 27. WSW wind 5-10 mph.
Wednesday: Partly cloudy and breezy. High 43. WSW wind 10-15 mph.
Thursday: Mostly cloudy and breezy. High 35. NE wind 10-15 mph.
Friday: Mostly sunny. High 36. E wind 5-10 mph.
Saturday: Mostly sunny. High 36. E wind 5-10 mph.
Sunday: Mostly sunny. High 36. E wind 5-10 mph.