Thursday, January 21, 2016

January 21, 2016 Weather Report: Temps near 30 degrees by Sunday; Light snow possible Monday (25th)

/Issued 4:57 PM CST, Thursday, January 21, 2016/

Fairly quiet for the next few days but there could be some snow on Monday, January 25th as low pressure comes out of the Plains - The white circled area on the map is where a light snowfall event could occur on Monday.  Weather map valid for Monday morning, January 25, 2016; Source, Weather Prediction Center.

Tonight's low temperature forecast.  Source, National Weather Service Duluth, Minnesota.

Friday's high temperature forecast.  Source, National Weather Service Duluth, Minnesota.

Weather Summary for NE Minnesota and NW Wisconsin
Date:  January 21, 2016

Mostly cloudy skies today with scattered flurries and light snow showers.  Highs were in the teens and 20s.  Winds were out of the north or west at 10 to around 20 mph.  Surface map late this afternoon had high pressure of 1032mb building S/SE out of Saskatchewan and Manitoba Provinces.

Forecast Discussion for NE Minnesota and NW Wisconsin

Short Term Forecast - Confidence:  High.

Tonight (January 21)

Mostly cloudy to partly cloudy skies.  A few snow flurries at times.  Lows will range from the single digits below to teens above zero.  Winds will be out of the north or northwest at 10 to 15 mph.

Friday and Friday night (January 22)

High pressure ridge will pass through the Upper Midwest on Friday.  Partly cloudy skies are expected with highs tomorrow in the teens and 20s, lows Friday night will be in the single digits and teens.  North or east winds on Friday becoming south Friday night at 5 to 15 mph.

Extended Forecast - Confidence:  Medium to High.

Saturday through Monday (January 23-25)

High pressure moves off to the east on Saturday while an area of low pressure passes north of Minnesota - Most of the precipitation with that low should remain north of our area, but can't completely rule out a little bit of light snow Saturday into early Sunday over extreme Northern Minnesota.  Temperatures on Saturday should mainly be in the 20s.

Most of Sunday looks dry at the moment but chances for snow will return Sunday night into Monday as low pressure heads northeast out of the Central Plains - This system has the chance to produce a few inches of snow in some parts of the Northland either Sunday night or on Monday.

Highs on Sunday will be in the 20s and 30s with lows Sunday night in the teens and 20s.  Highs on Monday will be in the 20s.

Long Range Forecast - Confidence:  Medium to High.

(January 26-February 1)

Near to below average temperatures on the 26th followed by near to above average temperatures from January 27-February 1.  A clipper could affect our area bringing with it a light snowfall event sometime between the 27th-28th.


.Tonight...  Flurries.  Mostly cloudy with some clearing possible during the night.  Low 3 to 8.  Wind north to northwest at 10 to 15 mph.

.Friday...  Partly sunny.  High 16 to 21.  Wind north at 10 to 15 mph.

.Friday night...  Partly to mostly cloudy.  Low 7 to 12.  Wind south at 5 to 15 mph.

.Saturday...  Partly to mostly cloudy.  High 22 to 27.

.Saturday night...  Mostly cloudy.  Low 17 to 22.

.Sunday...  Mostly cloudy.  High 27 to 32.

.Sunday night...  Mostly cloudy.  Light snow possible.  Low 20 to 25.

.Monday...  Mostly cloudy.  Light snow possible.  High 25 to 30.

Normal temperatures for Friday

High:  19
Low:    1

Sunrise Friday:  7:44 AM CST
Sunset Friday:   4:56 PM CST