Keeping an eye on a possible snow event for Sunday-Monday (Dec. 8-9) followed by a blast of arctic air

Potential is there for some wicked cold weather across the upper Midwest and Great Lakes sometime next week. Computer models are showing the brunt of the cold air moving over us ~December 10-12 (timing could change a bit) Subzero high temps with overnight lows in the teens, 20s and even 30s below are possible in the Northland around the middle of next week along with dangerously cold wind chills. Stay tuned.

Source: 12z European computer model 12.3.19;

Watching early next week for the possibility for a few inches of snow in northeast Minnesota and northwest Wisconsin (blue outlined area on map) and perhaps several inches of snow near Lake Superior due to lake enhancement/lake effect with winds possibly shifting to the east-northeast for a few hours late Sunday into early Monday.


A weak system moving through the area later this week could bring a little snow to parts of the Northland. Doesn’t look like it would be much snow, however, with amounts mostly under an inch.


Low temperature forecast for Wednesday morning, December 4. Source:

High temperature forecast for Wednesday, December 4.

…Weather Summary…

A cold front will be located north of our area through Wednesday night. South of the front there could be a few light snow showers and flurries at times tonight and Wednesday, mainly in far northern Minnesota. The rest of the area should be dry through Wednesday under partly to mostly cloudy skies.

Lows tonight will mainly be in the 20s but a few spots could drop into the teens. Highs on Wednesday will range from the upper 20s to middle 30s with lower 20s in the tip of the Arrowhead. Note: Mildest temps on Wednesday will be across east-central Minnesota into northwest Wisconsin.

Clipper system moves SE through the upper Midwest on Thursday while a cold front also moves SE. This system should squeeze out a little snow on Thursday with accumulations of around an inch or less.

Note: The weather pattern as we head into the middle of December looks pretty wild! Not only does it look bitterly cold at times, it could also turn snowy at times depending on how things set up. Looks interesting!


Forecast for Duluth and Superior

.Tonight… Partly to mostly cloudy. Low 20 to 25. Wind west 5 to 15 mph.

.Wednesday… Partly to mostly cloudy. High 30 to 35. Wind northwest 10 to 20 mph.

.Thursday… Some light snow or flurries possible. Mostly cloudy. High 30 to 34. Wind northwest 10 to 20 mph.

Normal temperatures for December 4

High 26
Low 12

Sunrise Wednesday 7:36 AM CST
Sunset Wednesday 4:21 PM CST

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