Snow showers continued overnight through this morning as the stalled low pressure over the Upper Midwest began to eastward which will put an end to the snow showers later tonight for most of the Northland. Colder temperatures also were the case as well with strong winds coming in from the west and southwest at ten to twenty miles per hour. Visibilities will continue to be a slight concern with bands of heavier snow showers.
Moving into this evening we will see the system snow end but then lake effect snow will begin in the South Shore. The departing low pressure coupled with a high pressure to the west will cause the wind flow to turn to a north and northwest direction. Because of the warm lake water temperatures on Lake Superior, snow will begin to fall along the South Shore. There is a lake effect snow advisory for Bayfield and Ashland Counties through Friday evening and a lake effect snow warning for Iron and Gogebic Counties until Saturday morning. It is appearing that Bayfield and Ashland areas will see several inches of snow, as much as a half foot in some locations, but with the nature of lake effect snow showers, accumulations will vary over short distances.
The heaviest snow will occur into Iron and Gogebic Counties where snowfall amounts out on the Gogebic Range could reach over a foot of snowfall in some areas. Road conditions will vary on Highway 2 with the snow bands carrying over the lake. Temperature wise, it will be below average but the coldest air of the season will not arrive until the beginning of next week.
We have another round of snow to move in Saturday night into Sunday morning. Snowfall accumulation at this time will be greatest south of Highway 2. Only a few inches of snow are expected currently. After this storm departs, cold air will surge in behind it with temperature highs near zero Monday or Tuesday.