Wednesday night snow tracking south; warmer end to the week

Temperatures will be closer to normal by Friday

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Forecast snowfall from four different computer models for Wednesday night
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, via Pivotal Weather

Morning snow showers and freezing drizzle will linger along the North Shore. Skies across Minnesota will remain mostly cloudy. It’ll be breezy with snow showers along the Minnesota-Iowa border overnight into Thursday. Temps will be milder by Friday. 

Lingering snow showers northeast; breezy Wednesday

Northern Minnesota saw significant snow in several locations. Up to 10.1 inches of snow fell in Grand Marais on the North Shore, with many places adding 6 inches or more.

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Snow showers and freezing drizzle will linger Wednesday morning for portions of the North Shore into the Arrowhead. Another 1 to 2 inches of snowfall is possible.

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Additional forecast snowfall Wednesday morning
National Weather Service

Look for breezy conditions Wednesday from the west at 10-20 mph behind Tuesday night’s system. High temperatures Wednesday will be in the upper 30s in the Twin Cities into northeastern Minnesota with 40s in southeast Minnesota and colder temps northwest in the 20s.

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Forecast highs Wednesday
National Weather Service

Watch for refreeze Wednesday night as temperatures drop below freezing statewide.

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Forecast low temperatures Wednesday night into early Thursday: watch for refreeze
National Weather Service

Wednesday night snow tracking south; warmer by Friday

The next system continues to track more south. Some snow showers will be possible Wednesday night in southern Minnesota but it appears most accumulation will be limited to northern Iowa and along the Minnesota-Iowa border.

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Forecast snowfall totals through Thursday
National Weather Service

Thursday will be cooler than normal once again but with some afternoon sunshine peeking out.

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Forecast highs Thursday
National Weather Service

We’re then in for a milder stretch Friday into the weekend where temperatures will finally be near normal, which by that point is in the mid-40s for southern Minnesota and near 40 north.

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Forecast highs Friday
National Weather Service

The pattern also looks drier and quieter across most of Minnesota for the next several days, with most precipitation falling to our south and southeast.

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Forecast precipitation through Monday
European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts, via Pivotal Weather
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