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November 17, 2017


  • Rains to fall in much of the region this weekend, with some light snows in the far north.
  • Cooler, with some light LES next week.


No major changes. Advance snows with the next system have already spread across northern sections of MN, northern WI and the western UP and will continue into today. Some of this snow will be mixed with rain or freezing rain. Most totals with this activity look to be around an inch or less, the exceptions being some 1-3″ totals in far northern WI and the UP, as well as into northern lower MI. See maps for more.

The majority of the region will be fairly quiet for Saturday, Sunday and Monday with some very light snows possibly dusting the far northern sections of MN and the UP.

Temps will be running near average for the next 2-3 days, which will put most of the Northwoods in the upper 20’s to mid 30’s for daytime highs, with overnight lows into the teens and 20’s.


The forecast for next week still sees things to be fairly quiet. There does look to be a quick shot of cold air that will touch off a bit of LES in the UP and NWL snowbelts Tuesday, with another by the end of the week, but most totals with each of those systems look to be in the 1-3″ range at this point.

Temps in this period look to run largely below average and below freezing for daytime highs in the Northwoods.


The upper air pattern in this time frame sees a fairly west to east flow to occur, which would put close to average temps in place across the Midwest. As far as precip goes, not major storms are seen, but a couple of weaker systems are indicated to bring some light snows, possibly mixed with rain, to the Northwoods, with some light rains in the rest of the region.

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