Brandon Weatherz: Warmer for the weekend

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A southwest wind has sent warmer conditions into the region overnight, and this mild streak will take us through the weekend. Areas of patchy fog are possible this morning. Cloudy skies gradually break up a bit in the late afternoon and evening. We head out the door to temps in the teens and 20s, then we top off in mid-30s to near 40 this afternoon.

Temps hold mostly in the 20s overnight, then highs for our Saturday will be similar to today under a mix of clouds and sun. Patchy fog is possible Saturday night with fewer clouds and lows in the teens. Sunday will be another day in mid and upper 30s.

A system will bring widespread snow from the southwest Sunday in the late afternoon and evening. A snowy period will then take us through Sunday night and Monday with slick travel. As of now, a general 3-6” is possible from the Head of Lake Superior to the tip of the Arrowhead and across northwest Wisconsin. Locally higher amounts are possible along the North Shore and South Shore. Amounts look to drop off as you look northwest, but a general 1-3” should reach from Brainerd across the Iron Range. After this snowy start to the week, a quieter stretch cooperates nicely with mid-week travel.

Today: Patchy fog in the morning, then mostly cloudy. High 36. SW wind 5-15 mph.

Tonight: Mostly cloudy. Low 23. W wind 5-10 mph.

Tomorrow: Partly sunny. High 36. W wind 5-10 mph.

Tomorrow night: Partly cloudy with patchy fog. Low 17. W wind 5-10 mph.

Sunday: Mostly cloudy and breezy with a chance for snow arriving in the afternoon. High 35. E wind 10-15 mph. Chance of snow: 30%

Sunday night: Cloudy and breezy with snow. Low 28. E wind 10-15 mph. Chance of snow: 80%

Monday: Periods of snow and breezy. High 34. NE wind 15-20 mph. Chance of snow: 80%.

Tuesday: partly sunny. High 31. NE wind 5-15 mph.

Wednesday: Mostly cloudy and breezy. High 29. NE wind 10-15 mph.

Thursday: Mostly cloudy. High 25. N wind 5-15 mph.