(Monday, February 8)
The jetstream is in a large trough over the eastern half of the country. Expect mostly sunny skies as there is high pressure pretty far to our north, but it funnels in enough dry air to give us mostly sunny skies. High temps are near 7. Wednesday, not much changes. At the surface of the earth, there’s a high pressure in Manitoba that will keep the clouds at bay and cold air in place.
Lows temperatures tonight will dip below zero for Duluth at -4 and Hibbing near -6. International Falls will have -12 and Grand Marais near -6. Expect breezy conditions as well with NW winds at 10-15mph and gusts near 25mph. The South Shore and U.P. still have lake effect snow showers because of that NW wind. Around 1-3” of snow and blowing/drifting snow will be the story throughout the night. Lows are near 6 in Ironwood and 4 in Ashland with more clouds and snow chances.
High pressure builds and we see mostly sunny skies by the afternoon. The most clouds and a 30% chance of snow showers occur for the U.P. with NW flow continuing to bring a chance of lake effect. Hayward sees partly cloudy skies and Superior too. High temps reach near 11 in Ashland and 9 in Ironwood. It’s a breezy day across the Northland as winds are around 5-15mph with gusts up to 20mph. The Iron Range and Duluth will see mostly sunny skies with highs topping off at 7.
It’s a cold rest of the week. Morning lows on Wednesday are down to -12 and highs reach 5. Thursday we have -10 and highs get up to 12. Another shot of cold air arrives for Friday. Lows are down to -7 and highs are near 5. The same trough in the east stays with us keeping the eastern half of the U.S. cold. So our temperatures will trend below average. Saturday we’re down to -12 and highs reach 7 with mostly sunny skies yet again!
Have a great day!