/Issued 5:08 PM CST, Wednesday, November 8, 2017/
Latest winter weather headlines map as of 4:45 PM CST Wednesday
Pink=Winter Storm Warning
Purple=Winter Weather Advisory
Note: Expiration times and forecast snowfall shown on map
Pretty easy to find where the cold front is by the temperature map from 3 PM today — 40s across southern Minnesota or ahead of the cold front with mid teens and 20s north of the front across northern Minnesota late this afternoon.
Link to Minnesota road conditions: https://lb.511mn.org/mnlb/winterdriving/routeselect.jsf
Link to Wisconsin road conditions: https://511wi.gov/map
Light snow has developed this afternoon in parts of northern Minnesota while to the south it was dry with increasing cloudiness. Temperatures at 4 PM ranged from 19 degrees at International Falls, Minnesota to 34 degrees at Siren, Wisconsin.
-An arctic front stretching from eastern Lake Superior to south central Minnesota late this afternoon will continue to move toward the south/east tonight with strong high pressure building in behind this boundary, with this high sliding E/SE out of the northern Plains and through the upper Midwest and Great Lakes through Friday.
-Light snow will continue to spread south/east into east central Minnesota and northwest Wisconsin this evening while light snow continues to fall farther north. This snow will end from NW-SE by late tonight, but lake effect snow showers will then develop overnight into Thursday along the South Shore of Lake Superior in northern Wisconsin, as well as downwind of the larger inland lakes including Lake of the Woods, Rainy Lake and Lake Kabetogama in far northern Minnesota.
-The coldest airmass of the season (so far) will head into the Northland over the next 24 hours as 850mb temperatures bottom out in the -20 to -25C range on Thursday. Lows tonight will be in the single digits and teens with highs Thursday only in the teens to around 20 degrees (well below average for the time of year)
-Temperatures will warm up over the weekend with daytime highs getting back into the 30s, much closer to average! Friday, however, still looks chilly with highs around 20 degrees. There could be a little around the area Friday evening into Saturday but right now this doesn’t look like a real big deal, maybe a dusting to an inch of snow.
Forecast for Duluth and Superior
.Tonight… Light snow this evening with accumulations around an inch. Flurries overnight with patchy blowing snow possible. Turning colder. Breezy. Low 10 to 15. Wind becoming northwest at 10 to 20 mph.
.Thursday… Cold. Partly to mostly cloudy. Flurries possible. High 15 to 20. Wind northwest at 10 to 20 mph with gusts to 25 mph. Note: Record lowest high temperature for November 9 is 19 degrees set in 1986 and 1945.
.Friday… Partly to mostly cloudy. High 20 to 25. Wind southeast at 10 to 15 mph.
Normal temperatures for Thursday
Sunrise Thursday: 7:03 AM CST
Sunset Thursday: 4:41 PM CST