Justin Liles: More snow, slick roads, and bitter cold to take hold in the Northland
It has been an active week here across the Northland. It’s been a good week to sharpen our winter driving skills. We are currently seeing the second of three pieces of energy rolling through the region. We were on the Northern edge of a large system that rolled through southern Wisconsin and northern Illinois (including Chicago).
Once the clipper passes through it will merge with the third area of low pressure rolling just to our south. This large low will likely slide in the same direction as the first one and once again impact Chicago and southern Wisconsin. This will continue our snow around the region, especially the north shore through Friday morning.
As the low lifts into Ontario, much colder air moves in but so does the start of the lake effect snow machine on the south shore. The machine will stay turned on through the entire week. The snowbelt will see some accumulating snow all week. By weeks end a foot and half of snow is possible.
The colder air coming in will be talked about as well. Wind chills Saturday morning will be -20° to -30° and then on Sunday Wind chill values will reach -30° to -40°. Colder than average weather looks to stay with us through most of the following week.
Snow, mainly before 3am. Low around 20. East wind around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 2 inches possible.
Snow likely, mainly before 11am. Mostly cloudy, with a temperature rising to near 25 by 9am, then falling to around 16 during the remainder of the day. Southeast wind 5 to 10 mph becoming northwest in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 15 mph.
A 50 percent chance of snow. Patchy blowing snow after 2pm. Cloudy, with a high near 19. Blustery, with a northeast wind 10 to 15 mph increasing to 15 to 20 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 30 mph. New snow accumulation of 1 to 2 inches possible.
A chance of snow, mainly before noon. Patchy blowing snow after 8am. Cloudy and cold, with a high near 5. Blustery, with a northwest wind around 20 mph, with gusts as high as 35 mph.
A slight chance of snow. Cloudy and cold, with a high near -2. Blustery, with a west wind around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.
A slight chance of snow. Mostly cloudy and cold, with a high near 0. Breezy, with a west wind 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.
A slight chance of snow. Partly sunny and cold, with a high near 3. Breezy, with a west wind around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.
Mostly cloudy, with a high near 6. Breezy, with a west wind around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.