/Issued 10:07 AM CST, Friday, November 8, 2013/
Here’s my final snowfall accumulation map for This Afternoon and Tonight.
Snow and rain expected This Afternoon and Tonight.
Surface map as of 9 AM featured 2 areas of low pressure. One was over Southern Saskatchewan (1002mb) the other low was over Central South Dakota (1004mb) This system will track east through Tonight and should bring precipitation to the Northland.
What type of precipitation falls is still a little uncertain especially south of Highway 2…These areas may see enough warming take place near the surface for a mixture of rain and snow or just plain rain. Along and north of Highway 2 it does appear that temperatures from the surface to aloft will remain cold enough for mainly snow.
This won’t be a big snow maker for the Northland, but a couple inches of snow should accumulate by late Tonight across Northern Minnesota, including over the Iron Range, Borderland, and Arrowhead area.
Snow totals of 1″ or less could extend as far south as the Twin Ports, Moose Lake, and west toward the Brainerd Lakes region, and also along the immediate North Shore of Lake Superior, although I’m not real confident of much snow will fall close to Lake Superior, just depends on how much warming takes place Today which will determine if we see snow, or rain, or a mix of the two.
Use caution if you have travel plans later This Afternoon into Tonight as some roads could become snow/slush covered and icy in spots.
*Here’s an Upper Midwest radar loop ending at 9:30 AM Today. Note: Not all of this precipitation is reaching the ground.