Brandon Weatherz: Spine-chilling Halloween

October 31: Spine-chilling Halloween

Halloween starts with a tricky morning commute with slippery stretches reported on many Northland roads. Allow time to clear fresh snow off the car and take the drive a bit slower. Additional snow focuses along the South Shore where widespread accumulation will be near to under an inch, but localized accumulation of up to 3” is possible in northeast Douglas County and up to 5” is possible for portions of Bayfield, Ashland, and Iron Counties. Snowfall rates here may exceed 1” per hour with times of poor visibility. A Winter Weather Advisory continues until noon for Douglas and Bayfield Co. and until 1 pm for Ashland, Iron, and Gogebic Co.

Apart from the South Shore, we’ll see sunshine take over today with temperatures remaining below average. Highs stay in low to mid-30s. You’ll want to dress warm for a spine-chilling evening for trick-or-treating as temps fall in the 20s and wind chill values fall into the teens. Overnight lows will be mostly in the teens. Our Wednesday is then mostly cloudy with a breezy southwest wind starting to send milder air our way. Highs reach above freezing in mid to upper 30s. Thursday will be similar. Heading into the weekend, there will only be a low chance for rain or snow showers. It will otherwise be relatively quiet and seasonable.

Today: Mostly sunny and breezy. High 32. NNW wind 10-20 mph.

Tonight: Clear and cold. Low 17. W wind 5-10 mph.

Tomorrow: Mostly cloudy and breezy. High 37. SW wind 10-15 mph.

Tomorrow night: Mostly clear. Low 22. W wind 5-10 mph.

Thursday: Partly cloudy. High 38. W wind 5-10 mph.

Friday: Partly sunny with a slight chance for rain and snow showers. High 42. SW wind 2-8 mph.

Saturday: Mostly cloudy. High 40. NE wind 5-10 mph.

Sunday: Mostly cloudy with a slight chance for rain and snow showers. High 39. E wind 5-10 mph.

Monday: Mostly cloudy and breezy with a slight chance for rain and snow showers. High 36. E wind 10-15 mph.