Friday, October 21, 2016

Mid 50s to around 60 degrees on Saturday with some sun

/Issued 5:15 PM CDT, Friday, October 21, 2016/

Tonight's low temperature forecast.  Source

Saturday's high temperature forecast.  Source

Weather Summary for northeast Minnesota and northwest Wisconsin

A warm air advection pattern is spreading into the Northland today with late afternoon 850mb temperatures ranging from 0 to -2 degrees Celsius in northeast Minnesota and northwest Wisconsin to +6 degrees Celsius in far western Minnesota to +8 to +16 degrees Celsius over the northern Plains.  Partly sunny to mostly cloudy skies covered the area today with high temperatures in the mid 40s to around 50 degrees.  Winds were out of the south or east at 5 to 15 mph.

Forecast Discussion for northeast Minnesota and northwest Wisconsin

.Short Term Forecast...

Tonight and Saturday (October 21-22)

A weak low pressure system will move slowly east and into the Northland through Saturday.  Partly to mostly cloudy skies will be found in our area with a slight chance for a few light rain showers/sprinkles this evening.

Low temperatures tonight will be in the 30s to lower 40s.  Highs on Saturday in the 50s to lower 60s with lows Saturday night mainly in the 40s.

South or east winds tonight becoming west on Saturday then shifting to the north/east Saturday night.  Wind speeds will generally be in the 5-15 mph range with gusts to around 20 mph possible.

.Extended Forecast...

Sunday (October 23)

A few rain showers are possible on Sunday as an area of low pressure tracks E/SE out of the Upper Midwest.  Highs are forecast to be in the 40s and 50s with lows Sunday night in the 30s.

Monday (October 24)

Mainly dry on Monday with highs in the 40s and 50s.

Note:  Some rain is possible in parts of northeast Minnesota and northwest Wisconsin between October 25-28 as one system passes south of the Northland during the middle of next week while another one approaches from the W/NW later next week.  Right now it doesn't look like any of the rain would be very significant in our area.

Forecast for Duluth and Superior

.Tonight...  Mostly cloudy with some clearing at times.  Low 35 to 40.  Wind east to southeast at 5 to 15 mph.

.Saturday...  Partly cloudy.  High 55 to 60.  Wind southwest at 10 to 20 mph.

Normal temperatures for Saturday

High:  49
Low:   33

Sunrise Saturday:  7:37 AM CDT
Sunset Saturday:   6:08 PM CDT