High pressure sits to our south in eastern Iowa and a low is just to the northeast, south of the Hudson Bay. The high wins out and keeps us mostly clear to partly cloudy. There’s a chance to see the Northern Lights again, KP index is around 5, which is moderately high. Low temperatures are in the low single digits to mid single digits for most locations except around The Iron Range, Ely, and I. Falls. Up north we’ll have temps around -4 to -9. Winds are out of the WSW at 4-8mph.
A wave in the jet stream swings over on Friday. This brings areas south of I. Falls a 60% chance of snow showers by the afternoon. Accumulations will be around a trace to 1” for the Iron Range and Ely; 1-2” for Silver Bay, Duluth, Aitkin, and Ashland; 2-4” for Hayward, Mercer, and Watersmeet. High temperatures are around 20 with mostly cloudy skies expected.
Saturday a strong upper level low starts pushing south and bringing with it cold arctic air. Lows in the morning are around 0. Highs reach 14 with some clouds in the morning and partly cloudy skies by the afternoon.
Sunday morning the cold air continues to push in causing low temps to plummet down to -13. Highs only reach 5 with partly cloudy skies.
A small wave in the jet stream’s trough swings over causing enough uplift to warrant a 20% chance of snow showers. Mainly Hollywood snow that will be light. Morning low temps are down to -11 and highs reach 8. Expect cloudy skies.
Tuesday morning low temps are down to -2 and highs reach 16. Skies are partly cloudy with less than a 20% chance of some flurries.