Clouds will increase tonight and temperatures are still going to be below average. Expect lows in the low single digits, with a few locations, especially around the Iron Range and I. Falls near 0 to -2. Winds are out of the southwest at 5-10mph. A small wave in the jet stream is the cause of the increased cloud coverage.
A ridge in the jet stream swings over the Northland, this warms us up to around 29 with mostly cloudy skies. Expect a southwest wind at 5-15mph.
Our next Colorado low is approaching from the southwest. Expect cloudy skies throughout Saturday and the winds to pick up out of the southeast. Snow begins in the Twin Ports around 4pm to 6pm in the evening. The chance of late afternoon snow is 40%. The heaviest snow arrives around midnight as the low pressure system crosses from Iowa into Illinois and Southern Wisconsin. Morning lows are in the low 20s and highs reach the low 30s Saturday. Winds are strong and out of the east with gusts up to 25 to 30mph.
After midnight until 7am we still have heavier snow falling through most of the Northland. The low is in Northern Michigan by Sunday morning. Lows are near 23. By around 1pm the low is exiting but we still have snow showers lingering for Minnesota and Wisconsin. Winds are strong and out of the northwest. High temps are around 32 and we’ll have light flurries throughout the afternoon, that won’t accumulate too much because of the warmer temps.
So, how much snow?! Expect around 1-3” for places north of Cook, MN including I. Falls; 3-6” for the Iron Range, Ely, the North Shore, Twin Ports, Ashland, and Aitkin; 4-8” south of Hayward and Moose Lake.
Monday a high pressure system builds in, but aloft we have a trough in the jet stream that will kick off a few clouds. Morning lows are down into the mid teens and highs are in the upper 20s.