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The weather transition from Winter to Spring on the calendar this week has gone from an active pattern to more passive and quieter.  Friday was a good example of this as a high-pressure system covered the western Great Lakes.  It provided abundant sunshine, few clouds, light winds, and temperatures warming to seasonal highs in the upper half of the 30s and low 40s.


The weekend is looking to remain mostly quiet, but expect more cloud cover on Saturday as a strong low-pressure system passes to the south and east of the Northland.  There will also be a weak trough passing through that is connected to another low-pressure system moving across Canada.  This will bring the potential for flurries across the region, but nothing more than that.  Winds will remain light, and temperatures will remain seasonal with more sunshine likely on Sunday.

We will start the next work/school week with another weak disturbance passing near the Northland.  This will bring the potential for more flurries or a brief light snow shower on Monday, but again that would be the worst one would see.  Tuesday will bring a new high-pressure system from Canada into the Northern Plains and western Great Lakes.  That will help push temperatures cooler, but remaining in the upper 20s and 30s for highs, with single digits possible for lows.

Friday, March 24, 2023 Evening Forecast

For those wondering when the next big storm system might pass through the region, model runs are coming together on a potential system late next week.  The ingredients are coming together that would create a decent to significant precipitation event.  It is way to early to say with confidence who will she what type of precipitation (snow, rain, mix?) or how much will fall.  For now, I will just say that don’t be fooled if it becomes messy on April 1st.

Chief Meteorologist Rusty Mehlberg

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