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Times of lake effect snow and chilly air stuck with us on Sunday. A few hit or miss snow showers also clipped the Arrowhead of Minnesota to wrap up the weekend with accumulation staying very light. The entire Northland will stay dry and very chilly tonight! Low temperatures will easily plummet into the lower to middle teens in the Iron Range. Duluth-Superior and surrounding locations will hover in the upper teens and 20s. Much drier air will move in for the day Monday.

As high pressure starts to circulate in from the west, it will drag in dry consistently cool air for the Upper Midwest. High temperatures will once again be on either side of 30° for the afternoon hours. A light west wind will also be in place and that may trigger a lake effect snow shower or two across the Bayfield Peninsula or a large inland lake in northern Minnesota. Temperatures will be bottom out big time Monday night! Several locations will plummet into the lower to middle teens, with some single digit readings likely in the Iron Range. Wind chill readings will fall right around 0° for Tuesday morning as well.

The Tuesday through Wednesday morning time frame will be our only real good chance for precipitation this week. A storm system will jet in from Canada and will usher in a chance for some light freezing rain and light snow along the International Border Tuesday afternoon and evening. Some of the light precipitation may stick around into Wednesday morning from this Alberta Clipper as well. As mentioned, accumulation will not be significant but make sure you take it easy with travel if you are out and about midweek!

Our upper-level atmospheric pattern will support a warm and dry one for the end of the week and the weekend! This is when temperatures will start to rise into the 40s with more sunshine entering the forecast. We expect to see quite a bit of snow melt from this warmer surge of air for the upcoming Halloween weekend. Make sure you watch your step on sidewalks and drive extra careful as refreeze from snow melt will be likely through the overnights.

Keep in mind, average high temperatures this time of year are in the mid to upper 40° range. Therefore, the warm up expected for the end of the weekend and the holiday weekend is typical. So far, our 12.0" of snow picked up month-to-date is the second snowiest reading in Duluth history for the month of October! Winter definitely arrived ahead of schedule this year.

Chief Meteorologist Sam Gabrielli

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