Monday, February 27, 2017

A little sloppy late tonight-Tuesday with some wet snow, sleet and rain. Low risk for a few severe t-storms on Tuesday as far north as southern Wisconsin

/Issued 4:53 PM CST, Monday, February 27, 2017/

Tuesday is the final day of Meteorological winter 2016-2017, it's only fitting that will get a minor snow/slop event (Seems like that's happened more times than not this winter, a minor snow event that is)

An active next few days with severe thunderstorms possible through Wednesday -- Enhanced and Slight risks for severe thunderstorms Tuesday and Wednesday (Orange and Yellow shaded areas on the two maps below)  Source:

Tonight's low temperature forecast.  Source:

Tuesday's high temperature forecast.  Source:

Weather Synopsis for northeast Minnesota and northwest Wisconsin

Quite cold early this morning in parts of the Northland as low temperatures bottomed out in the single digits above to single digits below zero with Cotton, Minnesota the cold spot with a morning low of -10 degrees.  Temperatures warmed up nicely this afternoon with highs in the upper 20s to middle 30s with low to mid 40s from Hinckley to Siren, north to Solon Springs and south to Hayward (Little to no snow cover in that area)

There were some flurries and light snow showers that moved through parts of the area this morning otherwise it was a dry Monday under mostly cloudy to partly sunny skies.

Tonight and Tuesday will feature a couple areas of low pressure tracking east or northeast through the northern and central Plains and upper Midwest while an upper trough over the northern Rockies this afternoon heads into the upper Midwest by Wednesday -- Overall its a messy surface pattern with the multiple lows in place instead of just one single low pressure system.

Light snow develops tonight over western-northern portions of the Northland with a possibility for a light rain, sleet and snow mix for east central Minnesota and northwest Wisconsin.

Snow chances continue Tuesday over northern Minnesota with snow, rain or perhaps some sleet farther south from east central Minnesota through northwest Wisconsin.

Note:  Whatever type of precipitation falls through Tuesday should remain on the light side but enough snow or mixed precipitation is expected which will lead to some slick travel conditions in some parts of the Northland beginning later tonight and continuing into Tuesday.

There will be a nice temperature gradient over the area into Tuesday with lows tonight in the single digits and teens in far northern Minnesota to the 20s and 30s in eastern Minnesota and northwest Wisconsin.  Highs on Tuesday will range from the 20s in far northern Minnesota to the 40s in far southern areas with 30s in between.

Low pressure will exit off to the east on Wednesday but a lingering upper trough over the area will likely lead to some additional snow showers and flurries.

Forecast for Duluth and Superior 

.Tonight...  Mostly cloudy.  Light snow, sleet or freezing rain possible after midnight.  Low 26 to 31.  Wind east at 10 to 15 mph.

.Tuesday...  Occasional light snow.  Some rain or drizzle also possible.  Total snowfall of 1 to 2 inches.  High 31 to 35.  Wind northeast at 10 to 15 mph.

Normal temperatures for Tuesday

High:  28
Low:   11

Sunrise Tuesday:  6:49 AM CST
Sunset Tuesday:   5:53 PM CST