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Rain,Freezing Rain, Snow for Friday.

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A slow moving cold front is pushing east into the region. It brings rain around midnight tonight throughout the morning hours. Chance of rain is around 70%, especially for places west of Ashland and Silver Bay. Winds are out of the northeast at 10-15mph. Temperatures will be in the low to mid 40s in the early morning hours, ahead of the cold front.

Then the cold front pushes through by the afternoon. This cools us down to 32 by around 3pm. Expect rain showers throughout the morning to around lunch time. Then there looks to be a transition to freezing rain from lunch to around 3pm. Around a hundredth of an inch to a tenth of an inch of ice accumulation is possible in Duluth and the Iron Range. Around a tenth to two tenths is possible for Grand Rapids, Aitkin County and Koochiching County. This will make roads slick so travel is not advised Thursday afternoon! We see the colder air pushing in after 3 and our freezing rain transitions to snow until around 6pm. Liquid precip looks to be around 0.25” to 0.75”.

High pressure moves in and clears us up and cools us down Saturday morning. Low temperatures are in the low to mid-teens. Highs rebound to around average, near 43. Expect sunny skies. Sunday the high pressure moves east and allows for southern flow with clockwise winds flowing around the center located over Lake Huron. This warms us up with lows in the mid 20s and highs near 50.

A warm front approaches from the south on Monday. This will increase clouds and bring a 40% chance of showers. Expect lows in the low 30s and highs in the low to mid 40s. It looks like an east wind is possible as the low approaches, which usually keeps lakeside locations cooler.

The low pressure system the warm front is attached to moves into Southern Minnesota and Wisconsin by Tuesday. Morning lows are in the upper 30s and highs reach the upper 40s. There looks to be enough instability to warrant a 50% chance of rain with some thunder as the system moves east.

Adam Clark
Chief Meteorologist

Adam Clark

Chief Meteorologist

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