Arctic blast Tuesday night-Wednesday; milder Thursday with a little snow possible

A late week system looks to bring a little bit of snow to northeast Minnesota and northwest Wisconsin, but this doesn’t look like a major winter storm at this time with generally light snowfall amounts expected.

Source https://www.wpc.ncep.noaa.gov/

Here’s my preliminary snowfall forecast for Thursday’s system.

*Highest amounts along the North Shore and tip of the Arrowhead from Silver Bay to Grand Marais where 3 to 6 inches of snow is possible due to a combination of system snow and possibly some lake enhanced snowfall.

1 to 3 inches of snow across northern Minnesota including International Falls, Bigfork, Cook, Hibbing and Ely.

*An inch or less of snow farther south including Grand Rapids, Duluth, Two Harbors, Walker, Hill City, Cloquet, Superior, Solon Springs, Ashland, Brainerd, Aitkin, Moose Lake, Sandstone and Hayward.

Low temperature forecast for Tuesday morning, January 7, 2020. Source https://graphical.weather.gov/

High temperature forecast for Tuesday, January 7.

…Weather Summary…

Cold front moves through the Northland tonight with a few flurries/snow showers but little if any snow accumulation is expected. Lows ranging from the single digits in far northern Minnesota to the teens elsewhere. Winds southwest, becoming west-northwest late at 10 to 20 mph with gusts to 30 mph.

Colder Tuesday but nothing really out of the ordinary for early January with highs in the single digits to around 20 degrees. Gusty northwest winds 15 to 30 mph.

Coldest night of the week looks to be Tuesday night/Wednesday morning as lows fall into the single digits, teens and 20s below zero across the Northland.

Wednesday will be chilly with highs in the single digits to lower teens above zero. Increasing cloudiness on Wednesday with some light snow possible later in the day.

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Forecast for Duluth and Superior

.Tonight… Partly to mostly cloudy. Breezy. Flurries possible late. Low 12 to 17. Wind southwest 10 to 20 mph becoming west 15 to 30 mph late.

.Tuesday… Windy. Partly cloudy. High 17 to 22. Wind northwest 15 to 30 mph.

.Wednesday… Cold. Partly to mostly cloudy. High 5 to 10. Wind variable, becoming east to southeast around 10 mph.

Normal temperatures for January 7

High 19
Low 2

Sunrise Tuesday 7:53 AM CST
Sunset Tuesday 4:37 PM CST

Thanks for reading!

Tim

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