Mild tonight; Turning windy and colder Tuesday with some snow showers and flurries; Arctic air Wednesday-Friday morning

4:52 PM Monday, January 31, 2022

A return to colder temperatures, frigid wind chills and gusty winds will be the main weather stories around here over the next few days because there really isn’t a whole lot of snow coming to the Northland anytime soon.

Will start with a mild southerly wind tonight, but that wind direction will shift to the northwest Tuesday morning, and those northwest winds will really ramp up with wind gusts of 30 to 45 mph likely in much of northeast Minnesota and northwest Wisconsin during the day Tuesday.

Much colder temperatures will also return to the Northland starting on Tuesday with our highs for the day occurring before sunrise, but after that it’s all downhill in the temperature department as will see temperatures fall into the single digits and teens during the day on Tuesday.

Arctic air will be with us Tuesday night through Friday morning with overnight lows in the single digits and teens below zero Tuesday night and ranging from around 15 below to 30 below zero Wednesday night, and in the teens and 20s below zero Thursday night.

Our high temps will be in the single digits below to single digits above zero for Wednesday and Thursday.

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The system for tonight is actually quite strong with a nice looking 500mb trough cutting NE across the area, but it’s a quick moving system and the main forcing will generally pass-through northwest Minnesota and into Canada closer to the track of a surface low, and this is where most of the snow will fall with tonight’s system.

Far northern Minnesota will see some snow at times later tonight (after 10 PM) and through mid-morning Tuesday with only a few snow showers or flurries possible over the rest of the Northland on Tuesday.

European model simulated radar forecast thru 12 PM Tuesday (snow in blue colors)

A variety of weather alerts are in effect from the Dakotas into western Minnesota later tonight into Tuesday.

Blizzard conditions due to widespread blowing snow may develop in parts of the winter storm warning area late tonight into Tuesday.

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STRONG WINDS

Gusty northwest winds will arrive in Duluth around 6-7 AM Tuesday and it will remain windy through the day Tuesday.

WIND CHILLS

Frigid wind chills of around -15 to -30 degrees will arrive Tuesday evening and will stick around into Wednesday, and likely into Thursday and Friday morning as well.

Here’s the wind chills forecast thru Noon Wednesday.

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Chances that any part of the Northland sees over 6 inches of snow through next Monday is slim to none, with that said, there are a few more chances of snow after Tuesday, with one coming Friday and possibly another chance sometime this weekend, but neither system looks very strong at the moment.

Thanks for reading!

Tim

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