Brandon Weatherz: Temps fall then rise in days ahead
Our Wednesday starts with slick roads being observed extending from parts of the Iron Range to the tip of the Arrowhead. A Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect for Lake Co. and Cook Co. until 9 am with the North Shore of Cook Co. in a Winter Storm Warning in the same timeframe. This round of precipitation will continue to taper off to the east through the morning, then the rest of the day will be cloudy.
Temps briefly trend warmer today with highs ranging from upper 30s north to upper 40s south. Temps take a hit behind a cold front that passes this evening. A few rain showers may follow the front, then periodic snow showers and flurries remain possible near and north of the Twin Ports tonight through Thursday as the responsible weather system loiters to our north. Snow accumulation from this round would be very light, mostly under and inch and staying north of Highway 2.
We trend cooler Thursday and Friday behind that system with highs staying in low to mid-30s on Friday. We will then begin a quiet stretch accompanied by a gradual warming trend that takes us over the weekend and through the start of next week. By Tuesday, Duluth could reach 50 and 60 is possible looking south toward the Twin Cities.
Today: Cloudy with rain showers early, then returning in the evening. High 42. SSE wind 5-10 mph. Chance of rain: 30%
Tonight: Mostly cloudy and breezy with a slight chance for rain and snow showers. Low 32. W wind 10-20 mph.
Tomorrow: Cloudy and windy with a few flurries or snow showers possible. High 39. W wind 15-25 mph.
Tomorrow night: Cloudy and breezy. Low 28. WNW wind 10-15 mph.
Friday: Cloudy. High 35. NW wind 5-15 mph.
Saturday: Partly sunny. High 38. SE wind 5-10 mph.
Sunday: Partly cloudy. High 43. S wind 5-15 mph.
Monday: Mostly sunny and breezy. High 48. SW wind 10-15 mph.
Tuesday: Partly cloudy, breezy, and warm. High 50. SSW wind 10-15 mph.