WEATHER ALERTS: A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY is in place for most of the area. Areas to the west saw the advisory go into effect already, but won't begin until 7 AM for St. Louis, Carlton, Pine, Douglas, Burnett and Washburn counties.It runs through 4 PM for the Minnesota counties, but until 7 PM for Douglas, Burnett and Washburn counties.
TODAY: Our slow moving storm system will start to move through the area. We'll start the day with rain, but as the cold front advances east, the rain will change over to a mix of snow, sleet and freezing rain. There'll be a period of light to moderate snow as well. The Twin Ports should start to see the changeover around the noon hour. Roads will become slippery so keep that in mind if you do need to travel. Winds trend SE at 5-15 mph, but will turn W to WNW as the cold front passes. Temperatures will be falling as the front passes, but areas east will see highs in the low 50s.
TONIGHT: The system will continue to push out and high pressure will settle in. Snow and wintry mix showers continue through the evening in Wisconsin, but will end around midnight. The precip should end in the Twin Ports around 6-7 PM, give or take a few hours. Skies will clear throughout the night as well. Winds trend NW at 5-15 mph. Lows drop back into the teens and low 20s with single digits northwest.
SNOW AND ICE ACCUMULATIONS: Most areas will see a trace to 2" of snow, but isolated higher amounts are possible. As far as ice accumulations go, we'll see a glazing to as much as 0.1".
WEEKEND: The weekend looks great with plenty of sunshine Saturday. Some clouds move in Sunday, and a few light rain showers are possible overnight Sunday. Winds trend NW Saturday, and S to SW Sunday at 5-10 mph. Highs are in the 40s Saturday, but everyone should see 50s Sunday.
EARLY NEXT WEEK: An area of low pressure will bring some scattered showers Monday. Another low Tuesday will bring rain showers to the area, and a few thunderstorms across the southern half of the area. Highs inland will be in the 50s, but the lake breeze will return, keeping it in the 30s and 40s lakeside.
MID TO END OF NEXT WEEK: Higher pressure will bring a mix of clouds and sunshine back to the area for Wednesday and Thursday. Precipitation chances may return towards next weekend. Highs will be cooler as well thanks to a NW flow, with highs in the upper 30s to mid to upper 40s.