TODAY: A strong low pressure system progresses through the Northland today. We begin fairly quiet, but our wind speeds and chance for precipitation rise throughout the morning. MN will begin to see snow fly from west to east throughout the morning hours, reaching the Twin Ports in the late morning to early afternoon hours. WI and MI should see a little rain this morning/early afternoon, which will then quickly change to snow throughout the afternoon hours. Temperatures fall throughout the day with winds out of the NNW at 20-30 MPH, gusting over 45 MPH at times. The heaviest snowfall will be during the afternoon and early evening hours, which will make travel dangerous during the evening commute.
TONIGHT: Snow eventually wraps up as we head into the early hours on Thursday in MN. Winds continue out of the NW at 15-25 MPH with lows reaching the negative single digits, meaning dangerous wind chills settle in for the beginning of the day on Thursday. Lake effect snow continues along the South Shore of Lake Superior through the day on Thursday. This is where we should see our highest totals.
THURSDAY: Skies eventually clear in MN. Highs reach the single digits with winds breezy out of the NNW at 5-15 MPH. Wind chills will be cold throughout the day. Lake effect snow continues along the South Shore throughout the day, eventually wrapping up as we head into the early hours of Christmas day. Lows fall back into the negative single to double digits below zero.
CHRISTMAS DAY: We finally calm down with highs in the single digits and teens and mostly cloudy skies. Winds will be breezy out of the WNW at 5-15 MPH, bringing our wind chills down a bit.
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-Meteorologist Hunter McCullough