More snow expected to round off 2020
Some portions of the Brainerd lakes area could see 2-5 inches of snow overnight Tuesday, Dec. 29.
In case last week’s Christmas blizzard wasn’t enough snow for some, more is on the way.
The National Weather Service in Duluth issued a winter weather advisory for the lakes area Tuesday, Dec. 29, in effect until 6 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 30. Other areas in the region may see the advisory lapse as of 3 a.m.
Portions of Cass, Crow Wing, Aitkin, Todd, Wadena, Morrison, Mille Lacs counties — including Walker, Pine River, Brainerd, Little Falls, Hill City, Aitkin, Pine City and Hinckley — can expect 2-5 inches of snow overnight. Drivers should plan on slippery roads and hazardous conditions that could impact holiday travel for New Year’s. For the latest road conditions, call 511 or visit 511mn.org . Wadena may get 3-5 inches of snow.
Most of the state, with the exception of the top of the Arrowhead, was in a winter weather advisory Tuesday into Wednesday morning. The heaviest snowfall was expected between 6 p.m. to midnight. The weather service reported precipitation with this storm should end about 6 a.m. for Crow Wing County, most of Cass and Aitkin counties.
Accumulating snow is expected across the region and throughout portions of northeast Minnesota and northwest Wisconsin Tuesday night. Most of those areas can expect 2-5 inches of snow, with higher totals possible along the North Shore and Bayfield Peninsula, and lesser amounts along the international border.
Temperatures are expected to remain steady around 19 degrees Tuesday night, with southeast winds 5-10 mph becoming west after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 15 mph.
Light snow will taper off Wednesday morning, the weather service reported, with additional accumulations of less than half an inch.
Detailed forecast for Brainerd
Tuesday night: Snow, mainly before 3 a.m. Steady temperatures around 19 degrees. Southeast wind 5-10 mph becoming west after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow accumulations of 2-4 inches possible.
Wednesday: A slight chance of snow before 8 a.m., then a chance of flurries between 8-9 a.m. Mostly cloudy with a higher near 20 degrees. Blustery with a northwest wind 10-15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Wednesday night: Mostly cloudy with a low around 3 degrees. West wind 5-10 mph becoming south after midnight.
Thursday: Mostly sunny with a high near 22 degrees. South wind 5-10 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.
Thursday night: Partly cloudy with a low around 8 degrees. South winds 5-10 mph.
New Year’s Day: Partly sunny with a high near 24 degrees. South wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the morning.
Saturday: Mostly sunny with a high near 24 degrees.
Sunday: Mostly sunny and warmer with a high near 30 degrees. Temperatures for the first days into the week ahead should be near or above freezing.