Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Still mild, still overcast in the Northland; Snow tonight and Wednesday in southern Minnesota

/Issued 4:50 PM CST, Tuesday, January 24, 2017/

Water vapor satellite image from late this afternoon; Storm Track and expected snowfall totals.

Source:  http://weather.cod.edu/

Source:  http://wx.aerisweather.com/

More information at the following links

Winter Storm Warning (Pink area on map) http://forecast.weather.gov/wwamap/wwatxtget.php?cwa=mpx&wwa=winter%20storm%20warning

Winter Weather Advisory (Purple area on map)  http://forecast.weather.gov/wwamap/wwatxtget.php?cwa=mpx&wwa=winter%20weather%20advisory

Tonight's low temperature forecast.  Source:  http://graphical.weather.gov/

Wednesday's high temperature forecast.  Source:  http://graphical.weather.gov/

Link to Minnesota road conditions http://lb.511mn.org/mnlb/winterdriving/routeselect.jsf

Link to Wisconsin road conditions http://www.511wi.gov/web/traffic/winterroadconditions

Weather Synopsis for northeast Minnesota and northwest Wisconsin

More of the same today! Clouds and mild temperatures with highs in the upper 20s to middle 30s with the warmest temperatures around Lake Superior.

There's going to be little change in our weather here in the Northland, what you see is what you get.  Mostly cloudy skies and still mild although not as warm at night, and daytime highs will also be trending cooler although nothing arctic at all through the remainder of January.

Lows tonight in the 20s to around 30 degrees, highs Wednesday around 30, lows Wednesday night in the 20s with some teens possible in far western portions of the area.  Highs on Thursday mainly in the 20s.

The main weather story tonight and Wednesday will be an area of low pressure which will track from northeast Kansas to far northern Illinois by early Wednesday afternoon, then into the eastern Great Lakes/southeast Ontario Province by Thursday -- This system will bring a swath of snow to southern Minnesota and portions of central/southern Wisconsin tonight and Wednesday with anywhere from 3-8" of accumulation expected.  Note:  One thing this system will do is turn winds to the north over Lake Superior, this could cause some lake effect snow showers to develop along the South Shore in northwest Wisconsin from late tonight through early Thursday morning, but there is a lack of cold air in place so accumulations should remain on the light side.

Forecast for Duluth and Superior

.Tonight...  Mostly cloudy.  Low 25 to 30.  Wind becoming north at 10 to 15 mph.

.Wednesday...  Mostly cloudy.  A few flurries possible.  High 30 to 32.  Wind north to northwest at 15 to 20 mph.

Normal temperatures for Wednesday

High:  19
Low:     1

Sunrise Wednesday:  7:40 AM CST
Sunset Wednesday:   5:02 PM CST