Our large low pressure system is moving out of the region. As it exits to the northeast we have a strong northwest flow with it, at around 10-20mph with gusts up to 35mph. With the colder air that is moving in with that northwest flow expect a 40% chance of some flurries and snow showers. Low temps are in the mid to upper 20s. Ice is a concern on roadways tonight and in the early morning hours Friday as temps drop below freezing.
Colder air pushes in on Friday with continued northwest winds at around 15-20mph. Expect a 30% chance of some light flurries in NE Minnesota and NW Wisconsin. We could see around 1-3” in Douglas and Bayfield Counties as a gravity wave sets up over South Range and Cornucopia. 2-5” is a possibility around Iron and Gogebic Counties as well. Highs will be in the low to mid 30s for most locations, but some areas of NW Wisconsin will get into the upper 30s to low 40s.
High pressure tries to move in on Saturday. This clears us up a bit. Lows are down to 14 and highs reach 32 with mostly sunny skies. A small wave in the jet stream will move over the region on Sunday and increases clouds and brings a 20% chance of flurries. Lows are down to 20 and highs reach 35.
A high pressure system at the surface in South Dakota builds on Monday. But there’s a strong wave in the jet over the region that will kick off some clouds making skies mostly cloudy. Morning lows are in the upper teens and highs reach the upper 30s.
Tuesday another strong wave pushes over, and this time it’s strong enough to warrant at 20% chance of some showers. Morning lows are in the low 20s and highs reach the low 40s. Expect cloudy skies.