Friday, January 27, 2017

Winter roars back this weekend, just kidding. Blustery and a little cooler with a few flakes this weekend; A few inches of snow possible on Monday-early Tuesday

/Issued 5:02 PM CST, Friday, January 27, 2017/


Tonight's low temperature forecast.  Source:

Saturday's high temperature forecast.  Source:

Weather Synopsis for northeast Minnesota and northwest Wisconsin

What a nice day, and sunshine even made a rare appearance in most of the Northland today.  Highs were in the low to mid 30s around Lake Superior and in most of east central Minnesota and northwest Wisconsin with 20s common farther north.

NW flow is in place and will remain in place through the weekend.  It will be cooler through Sunday but nothing arctic, in fact temperatures will still be above average as we near the end of January.

Skies are forecast to become mostly cloudy tonight with mostly cloudy to partly cloudy skies then expected for Saturday and Sunday.

A cold front dives south out of Ontario Province tonight, this front will then park itself across the Northland tomorrow before it washes out later this weekend -- A few flurries or light snow showers are possible tonight and Saturday but accumulations will be very light, generally around a dusting at best.

N/NW wind and colder air moving over Lake Superior will generate some lake effect snow showers beginning late tonight and lasting through Sunday along the South Shore in northwest Wisconsin.  Snowfall totals of 2-6" are possible by Sunday in Bayfield, Ashland and Iron Counties.

Forecast for Duluth and Superior

.Tonight...  Becoming mostly cloudy.  A few flurries or light snow showers possible late.  Low 18 to 23.  Wind west to northwest at 10 to 20 mph.

.Saturday...  Breezy.  A few flurries or light snow showers possible.  Mostly cloudy with some clearing at times.  High 23 to 27.  Wind northwest at 10 to 20 mph with higher gusts.

Normal temperatures for Saturday

High:  20
Low:     2

Sunrise Saturday:  7:37 AM CST
Sunset Saturday:   5:06 PM CST