Brandon Weatherz: Winds and South Shore snow linger
The large weather system that was responsible for our wet, cool and windy weekend still influences the Northland today. Strong north northwest winds will once again be a contender, sustained 20 to 30 mph. A Wind Advisory is in effect for the North Shore, South St. Louis County, and Carlton County until 4 am Tuesday as gusts approach 50 mph. This wind will keep terrain and lake enhanced snow focused along the South Shore of Lake Superior. Ashland and Iron Co. are in a Winter Storm Warning until 1 pm. Additional snowfall will be localized with parts of these counties seeing no snow, and parts picking up another 3-6″ by Tuesday morning. The final concern with the winds will be near-critical fire weather, particularly in north central Minnesota.
This system will continue to be a slow mover, but it’s precipitation will finally slide out of reach of even the South Shore through the day Tuesday as high pressure arrives from the west. Temperatures will warm looking from east to west across the Northland with highs ranging from upper 30s to low 50s today, low 40s to upper 50s tomorrow, and upper 40s to upper 60s Wednesday. An east wind develops Thursday and may continue each day through the weekend with temperatures consistently cooler by Lake Superior and warmer for inland communities. This stretch will also feature periodic rain chances, but it shouldn’t be a washout of a weekend.
Today: Mostly cloudy and windy. High 47. NNW wind 20-30 mph.
Tonight: Partly cloudy and blustery. Low 32. NNW wind 15-25 mph.
Tomorrow: Mostly sunny and breezy. High 53. NNW wind 15-20 mph.
Tomorrow night: Mostly clear. Low 32. N wind 5-10 mph.
Wednesday: Partly cloudy. High 58. N wind becoming E 5-10 mph.
Thursday: Partly cloudy and breezy with an isolated rain shower possible. High 52. E wind 10-20 mph. Chance of rain: 20%
Friday: Mostly cloudy and breezy with a slight chance of rain. High 50. E wind 10-20 mph. Chance of rain: 30%
Saturday: Mostly cloudy and breezy with a slight chance of rain. High 52. E wind 10-15 mph. Chance of rain: 30%
Sunday: Mostly cloudy and breezy with a slight chance of rain. High 56. E wind 10-15 mph. Chance of rain: 30%