Your forecast for today: Mostly cloudy skies this morning will become overcast through the day with a high temperature near 33 degrees. We may see a few snow showers in the late afternoon, but the bulk of the heavy snow will hold off until tonight. The first storm is set to arrive late this evening into the overnight hours and continue into Wednesday. The main threat from this system will be strong northeast winds creating Lakeshore Flood Warnings along the shoreline of Lake Superior as well as heavy snow and blowing snow that will impact holiday travel. A general 5-10 inches of snowfall is expected for much of the region by the time things wrap up Wednesday afternoon, but some areas on the South Shore may see totals coming in over 12 inches. Winter Storm Warnings and Lakeshore Flood Warnings begin this evening and continue into Wednesday for this first system.
Tonight: Steady snow will begin to develop late this evening along with gusty northeast winds up to 35 mph. The heavy snow will continue overnight with accumulations in the 3-6 inch range and lakeshore flooding possible on Lake Superior's shoreline.
Tomorrow: Heavy snow and high winds will continue in the morning hours with very difficult, if not impossible holiday travel expected. We can expect an additional 2-4 inches of snow to pile up before things gradually taper off into the afternoon hours with a high near 28° degrees.
We should catch a break between systems as we head towards Thanksgiving Day, but another, potentially even stronger system will approach by Friday into Saturday with another round of heavy snow and high winds that will make holiday travel difficult once again.