Monday, October 24, 2016

Gusty east wind develops Tuesday; Rain Tue night-Wed

/Issued 7:08 PM CDT, Monday, October 24, 2016/

Rain is still expected in most of the Northland by Tuesday evening with rain continuing into Wednesday.

Tonight's low temperature forecast.  Source

Tuesday's high temperature forecast.  Source

Low temperature reports for October 24, 2016

Embarrass, MN:  18 F
International Falls, MN:  21 F
Crane Lake, MN:  21 F
Bigfork, MN:  23 F
Brule, WI 11SSE:  23 F
Chisholm-Hibbing, MN (Airport)  23 F
Cook, MN:  23 F
Cotton, MN 3SE:  24 F
Emily, MN 4S:  24 F
Babbitt, MN:  25 F
Orr, MN 3E:  26 F
Bruno, MN:  26 F
Siren, WI:  27 F
Hayward, WI:  27 F
Superior, WI (Airport):  27 F
Ely, MN:  27 F
Duluth, MN (NWS)  29 F

Weather Summary for northeast Minnesota and northwest Wisconsin

A fine fall day with high temperatures generally in the low to mid 50s which is slightly above average for late October.  Not much wind today as high pressure settles over the Upper Midwest.

Forecast Discussion for northeast Minnesota and northwest Wisconsin

.Short Term Forecast...

Tonight (October 24)

Clear to partly cloudy through most of the night with a trend toward cloudier skies possible toward daybreak.  Low temperatures in the 20s and 30s with teens possible in the typical cold spots.  Winds will shift to the east or southeast at around 10 mph.

Tuesday (October 25)

Turning breezy near Lake Superior as east winds increase to 15-25 mph.  Generally mostly cloudy on Tuesday.  Rain developing during the afternoon/evening hours across western-southern portions of the Northland -- Rain spreads farther north/east Tuesday night.

Highs on Tuesday are expected to be in the 40s to around 50 degrees with lows Tuesday night in the 30s to around 40 degrees.  Winds will be out of the east at 10 to 20 mph.

An area of low pressure is forecast to move into the southern South Dakota and Nebraska area with high pressure centered to the north/east.

.Extended Forecast...

Wednesday (October 26)

An area of low pressure is forecast to through central Iowa to northern Illinois and into northern Ohio from Wednesday into early Thursday.  This system will bring some rain to northeast Minnesota and northwest Wisconsin on Wednesday with the rain coming to an end from west to east during the afternoon/evening hours the way it looks now.

Cool temperatures on Wednesday with highs in the upper 30s and 40s.  Lows Wednesday night will be in the 30s to around 40 degrees.

Note:  There is still a slight chance for some snow to mix in with the rain on Wednesday in portions of northwest Wisconsin and possibly in the Higher Terrain along the North Shore away from Lake Superior in northeast Minnesota.  Surface temperatures continue to look marginal for frozen precipitation but temperatures aloft are forecast to cool enough to support a rain/snow mix.  Still doesn't look like there would be any accumulating snow, however, with this system.

Thursday (October 27)

Mainly dry on Thursday as low pressure tracks east out of the Ohio Valley which will take the rain with it.  Highs will be in the 40s to lower 50s.

Note:  Another chance for rain Friday-early Saturday as low pressure moves east/southeast across the northern Plains and Upper Midwest.

Forecast for Duluth and Superior

.Tonight...  Mostly clear this evening followed by partly to mostly cloudy skies late.  Low 33 to 38.  Wind becoming east at 5 to 15 mph.

.Tuesday...  Breezy.  Mostly cloudy.  High 43 to 48.  Wind east at 15 to 25 mph.

.Tuesday night...  Rain developing.  Breezy.  Low 38 to 41.  Wind east at 15 to 25 mph.

.Wednesday...  Occasional rain.  High 41 to 44.

Normal temperatures for Tuesday

High:  47
Low:   32

Sunrise Tuesday:  7:41 AM CDT
Sunset Tuesday:    6:03 PM CDT