Duluth, MN (KDAL) - Enjoy the near freezing temperatures while they’re here because they won’t be around long. High temperatures today and tomorrow are expected to reach into the upper 20s to near 30 degrees. K-D-A-L Chief Meteorologist Tony Schumacher says by late in the day tomorrow the snow will begin flying and that’s a harbinger of what’s to come. He says we’ll see accumulating snowfall with a powerful cold front sliding through afterwards. With the wind picking up we’ll see considerable blowing and drifting along with falling temperatures. For the several days to follow temperatures will be bitter cold, with overnight lows dropping to twenty-degrees below zero and colder.
In related news, how cold and snowy has the month of December been? The National Weather Service says December is the third snowiest on record—with nearly 40 inches in the book. We’re within five inches of becoming the snowiest on record, and there are still a handful of days to go. As far as the bitter cold goes, December is the ninth coldest month on the books.