Wednesday's forecast: Heavy snow expected
WEDNESDAY: A low-pressure system moves into Iowa and southern Minnesota and puts us under a heavy swath of snow. We should see snow showers begin in the early morning for Duluth and then heavier snow beginning around noon, lasting into the evening. Winds will pick up out of the northeast into the afternoon hours at 20-30 mph with gusts up to 40 mph, which could force ice up against Minnesota Point. The Twin Ports can expect 6-10 inches of snow as well as all of northern Wisconsin and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. This 6-10 inches of snow stretches into Carlton, Pine and south Aitkin County as well. There could be 9-12 inches from Burnett County to southern Ashland County as the low passes in the late afternoon. The Iron Range will see a trace to 2 inches and the North Shore around 3-6 inches is possible wiht highs around 30.
THURSDAY: High pressure builds and we see things clear up for us. Lows will be in the upper teens with some snow showers to remain for the South Shore and U.P. throughout the morning and then subside by afternoon hours. Otherwise we'll have partly cloudy skies by the afternoon with highs reaching 39.
FRIDAY: Even warmer temperatures for us with lows around 21 and highs in the mid-40s with partly cloudy skies as high pressure to our northwest keeps us dry.
SATURDAY: A wave in the jet stream approaches from the west, giving us a 40 percent chance of showers/rain in the afternoon. Lows will be in the mid-20s in the morning and will warm to 45 by the afternoon.
Wednesday: Cloudy, 80 percent chance heavy snow, windy H: 30 L: 19
Thursday: Partly cloudy H: 39 L: 21
Friday: Partly cloudy H: 44 L: 26
Saturday: Mostly cloudy, 40 percent showers H: 45 L: 32
Sunday: Mostly cloudy, 20 percent showers H: 50 L: 30