Some snow/mix precipitation the next few days; mild temperatures continue through the weekend

Some messy weather is on the way!

Expect areas of fog, drizzle and freezing drizzle in parts of the Northland tonight, this will be followed by some snow which moves into northwest Wisconsin and adjacent areas of northeast and eastern Minnesota Thursday morning.

Some snow is then forecast to continue through the day Thursday into Thursday night in parts of northeast/eastern Minnesota and northwest Wisconsin with snow gradually ending later in the day on Friday the way it looks now.

With the milder temperatures, snow that falls could be of the wet/slushy variety. Be prepared for snow/slush covered roads and reduced visibility due to the snow in parts of the Northland Thursday and Friday.

Road Conditions



Note: Radar forecast below valid from 7 PM Wednesday to 7 PM Friday.

Source 18z NAM-WRF model 1.22.20;

Here’s my snowfall forecast through Friday evening.

This will be a rather long duration snow event beginning late tonight or Thursday morning with snow coming to an end Friday afternoon or evening.

*3 to 5 inches of snow for all of northwest Wisconsin, west to the I-35 corridor in eastern Minnesota including Two Harbors, Duluth, Moose Lake, Hinckley, Superior, Bayfield, Ashland, Shell Lake and Hayward.

*1 to 3 inches of snow including Grand Marais, Silver Bay, Isabella, Hill City, Aitkin and Brainerd.

*Around an inch or less of snow in northern Minnesota including Grand Rapids, Bigfork, Cook and Ely.

It’s a messy setup as we see two systems affect the region the next few days. System one is over Iowa, while a second system lifts northeast out of the Southern Plains.

Source Goes-16 water vapor imagery 1.22.20;

Low temperature forecast for Thursday morning, January 23, 2020. Source

High temperature forecast for Thursday, January 23.


Forecast for Duluth and Superior

.Tonight… Fog with patchy drizzle and freezing drizzle. Low 27 to 30. Wind southwest around 10 mph becoming northeast late.

.Thursday… Breezy with some snow at times. Patchy freezing drizzle possible. High 27 to 32. Wind east to northeast 15 to 25 mph with higher gusts possible.

.Thursday night… Breezy with some snow. Low 25 to 27. Wind east to northeast 15 to 25 mph.

.Friday… Breezy early. Some snow continuing, but tapering off in the afternoon. High 29 to 33. Wind northeast 10 to 20 mph. Note: Total snowfall accumulations of 3 to 5 inches possible from Thursday morning through Friday afternoon.

Normal temperatures for January 23

High 19
Low 1

Sunrise Thursday 7:43 AM CST
Sunset Thursday 4:58 PM CST

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