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December 3, 2020

1-4 Day Forecast:

No major changes. Other than chances for some light coatings of snow, things will be quiet in the snow department across the Midwest. It looks to even be quiet in the rain department, with any precip falling to the south of the region in the next 4 days.

Temps in the next 4 days will run at to above average, with highs in most of the Northwoods in the mid to upper 30’s in the Northwoods. Northeast MN will see highs remain below freezing today and again Saturday. Lows in the Northwoods will continue to drop into the teens and 20’s and continue to freeze things up.

5-10 Day Forecast:

The forecast for this time also sees quiet weather to occur for most of the period and then the models hint at some snow chances by the end of the 10 day period (the end of next week).

Both models indicate an area of low pressure to form in the Plains and work through the Midwest by the end of next week. One idea calls for the low to be weak and fast moving and not produce much more than a few inches of snow across IA, northern IL, southern WI and central lower MI.

The other idea calls for a more developed and slower moving low to spread snows from the Dakotas into southern MN and northern IA. The model then stops at that point, but the low would likely go on to produce snows to the northern 1/2 of WI, most of the UP and northern lower MI.

All of this is way too far out to have much faith in and I can add that the models have not been very consistent out beyond day 4-5, so something to wish for, but not count on. 

Temps look to run a above average for most of next week, with highs in the Northwoods in the mid to upper 30’s and lows in the teens and 20’s. 




Seasonal Outlook for Winter 2020-21