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MUCH COOLER AIR TO START OFF THE WEEK
The overnight scheme calls for wind chill readings falling well below 0° with low temperatures in the single digits on either side of 0°. Clouds will also be passing along, keeping us partly cloudy for the most part. The only exception to the dry weather will be for lake effect snow to form along the South Shore of Lake Superior as a northwest breeze brings in the potential for snow. Lake effect snow accumulation will stay confined to higher elevations along Gogebic and Ontonagon counties, with up to 1-3" possible for these spots.
Tuesday and Friday will easily be the coldest days of the week! High temperatures will range from the middle single digits in northern Minnesota, to the lower teens in northwest Wisconsin with times of clouds and sun. The wind will remain out of the northwest between 5-15 mph, being the reason for the cold wind chills!
A few passing disturbances will push across the eastern Dakotas and western Minnesota Tuesday through Wednesday morning. Although the Northland will dodge this activity, we will not be spared from an additional system Wednesday afternoon through Thursday morning. A low pressure center will jet in from southern Ontario and will drag in spotty light snow along the Arrowhead of Minnesota. The best chance for a possible inch of snow will be from Cook and Lake counties along with the Boundary Waters through Thursday night. A few roads may become partially covered with snow!
On the back edge of this system will come another cold blast of air. Wind chill temperatures Friday morning through Saturday morning will easily drop below 0°! High pressure will look to dominate keeping us warm at this time, but winter cold will again move in for week's end! Actual air temperatures will barely rise into the dingle digits and teens Friday and Saturday afternoons.
The next chance for widespread snow you might ask? Possibly late weekend! Details remain uncertain on the track of a developing storm system, but please stay tuned to us for the latest forecast regarding the end portion of our 7-Day Forecast. It appears likely a storm system will develop rapidly in the middle of the country from the western states. The question comes down to where exactly the track of this system will take shape! Overall, only 2.0" of snow has been recorded this month. That is about 9.5" below normal for January snowfall!
Chief Meteorologist Sam Gabrielli