Some snow tonight through Wednesday night — Winter Weather Advisory for the North Shore; Another snow event Thursday evening-Friday morning; Arctic Air hits this weekend and lingers into next week

5:42 PM Tuesday, January 24, 2023

A light snowfall event will affect much of the Northland tonight through Wednesday evening with some higher snow totals along the North Shore of Lake Superior due to some lake enhanced snow as winds will be out of the east to southeast.

  • Winter Weather Advisory is in effect until 4 PM Wednesday for the North Shore of Lake Superior including the cities of Two Harbors, Silver Bay, Little Marais, Tofte, Lutsen, Grand Marais and Hovland. Plan on slippery road conditions due to accumulating snow tonight and Wednesday.

For Duluth — Expect some snow through Wednesday night with a few breaks in the snow possible from time to time. Temperatures in the mid 20s tonight, and in the upper 20s to around 30 on Wednesday. Winds southeast tonight shifting to the north on Wednesday. Wind gusts to 20 mph possible on Wednesday.

18z NAM 3km model radar forecast through 6 AM Thursday.

Snowfall totals of up to an inch for southern portions of the Northland, and generally from 2 to 3 inches for the rest of the Northland from tonight through Wednesday night.

For Duluth — Total snowfall accumulations of 2 to 3 inches are possible between tonight and Wednesday evening.

Note — Snowfall accumulations of 3 to 5 inches are possible along the North Shore of Lake Superior (northeast of Duluth)

Late Week Clipper

One more clipper system moves across the area Thursday night bringing another round of light snow to the Northland. Early snowfall estimates for this system look to range from about 1 to 2 inches with most of this snow falling from late Thursday afternoon through early Friday morning (roughly 6 PM Thursday to 8 AM Friday)

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Plenty of arctic air sitting to our north once again today with temperatures ranging from around -20 to the -50s from Siberia to northern Canada.

The pattern will become more favorable for some of this arctic air to push south into the Northland this weekend into next week.

Note — Highs in the single digits below to single digits above zero are likely in the Northland this weekend through much of next week with overnight temperatures in the -10s and -20s, with a few -30s possible in the traditional cold spots around the Northland.

The leading edge of an arctic air mass will be pushing south through the Northland on Friday behind the clipper which moves through Thursday night (red L on map)

Another snow event (outlined in yellow) passes south of the Northland on Saturday.

NAM model forecast for 6 PM Friday.

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A strong low-pressure system over western Louisiana is producing widespread snow NW of the low, while in the warmer air east of the low we’re seeing widespread rain and thunderstorms with severe weather near the Gulf Coast where there’s been 6 tornado reports today (thru 5 PM CT)

5 tornado reports in southeast Texas, and 1 tornado report in far southwest Louisiana.

Widespread winter weather alerts stretch from the Texas Panhandle to the Ohio Valley to the northeast U.S.

Significant amounts of snow likely over the next 36 hours (yellow outlined area on map)

Thanks for reading!

Tim

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