Thursday, May 19, 2016

May 19, 2016: Nice spring weather continues; Dew points climbing to around 60 degrees by next Monday

/Issued 8:16 PM CDT, Thursday, May 19, 2016/

Foss Lake area fire west of Ely, Minnesota as seen on visible satellite imagery at 5 PM CDT today.  More information on this fire at the links below.

Low temperature forecast for tonight.  Source, National Weather Service Duluth, Minnesota.

High temperature forecast for Friday.  Source, National Weather Service Duluth, Minnesota.

Weather Summary for NE Minnesota and NW Wisconsin
Date:  May 19, 2016

A nice spring day under partly to mostly sunny skies, highs were in the low to mid 70s with cooler 50s and 60s closer to Lake Superior.  Winds were out of the south or east at 5 to 15 mph.

Forecast Discussion for NE Minnesota and NW Wisconsin

Confidence:  High.

Through Saturday:  Clear to partly cloudy skies tonight followed by a mix of sun/clouds for Friday and more clear to partly cloudy skies for Friday night and Saturday.  

An area of high pressure will remain parked to our south/east during the next few days which should keep the Northland on the dry side, however, a few spotty light showers or sprinkles might develop on Friday but this shouldn't be a big deal.

Low temperatures tonight and Friday night will be in the 40s and 50s but 30s are possible in the typical cold spots tonight.  Highs on Friday and Saturday will mainly be in the 70s with cooler temperatures near Lake Superior.  Winds will be out of the south or east at 5 to 15 mph.

...Looking ahead...

Confidence:  Medium to High.

Dry weather continues on Sunday with highs in the 70s to lower 80s -- Low pressure and cold front moves east out of the northern Plains on Monday with increasing amounts of moisture and some instability pushing north into the Upper Midwest, this should lead to some showers and thunderstorms in the Northland on Monday with lingering chances for showers and thunderstorms for next Tuesday and Wednesday.

Note:  Areas of smoke and haze should continue in parts of the Northland during the next few days.