TODAY/TONIGHT: Today we will see cloudy skies with some snow showers across the southern half of the region early this morning. Mid-day we will have a 90% chance of snow showers. Snow will continue through about 3pm in Minnesota, then lingering snow in Wisconsin till a little before midnight. Lake effect snow will continue for the Snow-Belt region in Wisconsin tonight. Accumulations will be between 1-3” for most of the region with higher amounts along the South Shore. Highs will be in the mid to upper teens for the Ports, but colder to the north.
Tonight cold air will move into the region with clearing skies. Lows will tumble into the single digits and teens below zero. Winds will remain a bit breezy out of the northwest, hence the lake effect snow for the South Shore. Wind chills will be between -20° and -30°.
THURSDAY: High pressure will move in on Thursday to bring mostly sunny skies and northwest winds. It will be cold, hitting highs in the single digits and some folks struggling to make it above zero. Thursday night we will start to see a few clouds. Lows will be in the single digits below zero.
FRIDAY: We are tracking yet another, and larger, system set to move in Friday. We will see the snow start in the Ports after 4pm, so most of the day will be fine. Traveling south before that time and you’ll run into some snow. Snow will continue into the overnight hours. Driving conditions will become pretty difficult after 9pm it looks like. Winds will also be picking up, so blowing and drifting snow will be a concern. Through midnight it looks like the Ports could see 3-6”. More snow accumulation through the evening and into Saturday morning.
WEEKEND: Saturday we will continue to see snow and windy conditions. Travel will be difficult through the day, although snow accumulation will be less in the afternoon and evening hours. Highs will be in the upper teens on Saturday. Sunday we will see clearing skies and cold temperatures. Highs will be in the single digits. Northwest winds will bring lake effect snow for the South Shore.