Some light snow on the way Thursday; arctic blast next week along with a possible snow event ~Dec. 8-9

A cold front and clipper type low will move across the area on Thursday bringing a little snow to parts of the Northland.

Source: 18z NAM-WRF model 12.4.19;

Here’s the radar forecast for Thursday from 7 AM to 7 PM per 18z NAM-WRF model.

Blue colors=Snow

Still looks frigid next week although there is some uncertainty on how long the real cold air will linger over our area. At the moment it looks like the coldest days would be next Tuesday and Wednesday with possibly some moderation in temperatures occurring later next week.

Source: 12z GEFS model 12.4.19;


Low temperature forecast for Thursday morning, December 5. Source:

High temperature forecast for Thursday, December 5.

…Weather Summary…

Tonight looks mainly dry in the Northland under partly to mostly cloudy skies. There’s going to be quite a range in temps tonight with lows in the single digits below to single digits above zero in the tip of the Arrowhead with teens and 20s for the rest of us. Variable wind direction around 10 mph.

Light snow and snow showers are expected on Thursday as a clipper system affects the area. Snowfall amounts ranging from one half inch to around two inches are likely in parts of the Northland. Highs on Thursday will be in the 20s to lower 30s with generally north, east or south winds at 5 to 15 mph.

High pressure builds over the upper Midwest on Friday bringing dry weather to the Northland with highs on Friday in the upper teens to middle 20s.

Another clipper type system passes through the region Friday night-early Saturday with a skiff of snow possible in parts of the Northland.

Note: I’m still keeping an eye on early next week for the possibility for a few inches of snow, but the Euro model has shifted this system more to the south today compared to what it was showing over the last few days, this would result in less snow for most of the Nortland, while the GFS and Canadian models show a better chance for a few inches of snow early next week. Stay tuned.


Forecast for Duluth and Superior

.Tonight… Partly to mostly cloudy. Low 20 to 25. Wind west to northwest around 10 mph.

.Thursday… Mostly cloudy with some light snow at times. Snowfall accumulations of an inch or less. High 28 to 32. Wind east 5 to 15 mph becoming north later in the day.

.Friday… Partly to mostly sunny. High 20 to 25. Wind northwest 10 to 20 mph becoming southwest.

Normal temperatures for December 5

High 26
Low 12

Sunrise Thursday 7:37 AM CST
Sunset Thursday 4:21 PM CST

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