Justin Liles: Rain and snow return this weekend

Our weather is going to switch back over from summer, to spring, and back to winter over the next few days. Many parts of the Northland have been enjoying warmer than average temperatures this week, which has led to significant snowmelt and rapidly rising waters. This has led to flooding all over the region. Now as we head into the weekend there is a good chance we seeing up to an inch or more of rain to help complicate flooding problems around the Northland. We are also looking at winds increasing, along with accumulating snow, and freezing rain possible Saturday night into Sunday.

By Sunday, we’re tracking a rather robust low setting up shop over southern Wisconsin. Enough cold air is likely going to filter in to make for snow conditions and potentially poor travel Sunday through Monday night. Lake effect snows for northern Wisconsin and northern Michigan may turn out some heavier snow all the way through Tuesday. This isn’t ideal and temperatures will play a huge role in determining precipitation type, how much, and where. In short, Sunday through Tuesday could get complicating following all the rain coming tonight and Saturday.

A chance of showers and thunderstorms, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after 3am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 41. East wind 5 to 10 mph becoming northwest in the evening.
Showers and thunderstorms. Steady temperature around 45. Breezy, with a north wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.
Rain showers before 5am, then rain or freezing rain. Low around 29. Blustery, with a north wind 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.
Rain showers, snow showers, and freezing rain before 8am, then snow showers between 8am and 11am, then snow showers, possibly mixed with rain after 11am. High near 36. Windy, with a north wind 20 to 30 mph, with gusts as high as 40 mph.
Snow showers likely possibly mixed with rain before 11pm, then a chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 25. Windy, with a north wind around 30 mph, with gusts as high as 45 mph.
A chance of snow showers, mainly before 8am. Partly sunny, with a high near 43. Windy, with a north wind 25 to 30 mph, with gusts as high as 40 mph.