Justin Liles: Still warm, wet, and windy
A Winter Weather Advisory has been issued for portions of northern Minnesota for potential ice accumulations from a glaze to 0.20″. Most of the Advisory goes until 6am Wednesday morning. Additional ice accumulations of a few hundredths up to around 0.20 inches are expected from northern Itasca County, through northern St. Louis County, and into the far northeast MN Arrowhead.
A large area of low-pressure continues to spin in central Nebraska will continue lead to an additional precipitation in the Northland this evening and overnight. The rest of the Northland will continue to see rain along with gusty winds. In addition to the rain, northeast winds will continue with the strongest gusts up to 35 to 45 mph along and near the shores of Lake Superior and extending southwestward toward Brainerd.
Wave heights on Lake Superior will continue to be some 10 to 12 ft. Temperatures will gradually cool off some by the end of the week and into the weekend. Our coldest day looks to by Sunday on New Years Eve with highs in the upper 20s. This will go down as the warmest December on record and the 3rd least snowy on record.
Rain likely before midnight, then a chance of rain and snow. Cloudy, with a steady temperature around 35. Breezy, with an east wind 5 to 15 mph becoming west after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 20 mph.
A chance of rain and snow before 5pm. Cloudy, with a high near 37. North wind 5 to 10 mph becoming east in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 50%. Little or no snow accumulation expected.
Mostly sunny, with a high near 37. Northwest wind around 10 mph, with gusts as high as 15 mph.
Sunny, with a high near 37. West wind 5 to 10 mph.
A slight chance of snow after noon. Partly sunny, with a high near 30. Blustery, with a northwest wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.
Partly sunny, with a high near 27. North wind around 10 mph, with gusts as high as 15 mph.
NEW YEAR’S DAY
Mostly sunny, with a high near 30. West wind around 10 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.