Saturday, January 14, 2017

Clear, cool tonight; Sunny and in the 20s on Sunday; Light snow/wintry mix possible in parts of the Northland Mon PM-Tue AM

/Issued 5:58 PM CST, Saturday, January 14, 2017/

The storm responsible in producing widespread freezing rain across the central Plains this weekend will move northeast toward the southern Great Lakes by Tuesday morning -- This system should bring some snow or an icy mix of precipitation to parts of the Northland from late Monday afternoon through Tuesday morning with the greatest chance for this precipitation in parts of northwest Wisconsin (Yellow outlined area on map)  A lesser threat for snow, sleet or freezing rain extends farther west into eastern Minnesota through the Twin Ports and into far northwest Wisconsin (Light blue outlined area on map)

Tonight's low temperature forecast.  Source:

Sunday's high temperature forecast.  Source:

Weather Synopsis:

A nice mid January day with lots of sunshine and milder daytime highs in the teens and 20s.  Winds were generally out of the south at 5 to 15 mph.

*Mostly clear tonight with lows in the single digits below to single digits above zero but the typical cold spots across the Northland could slip into the teens below.  More sunshine on Sunday with highs mainly in the 20s.  A large area of high pressure will cover the upper Midwest through Sunday evening while low pressure moves slowly northeast across the southern Plains.

*Light snow or a wintry mix of precipitation could affect parts of east central Minnesota and northwest Wisconsin from late Monday afternoon through Tuesday morning -- There could be enough snow or ice to cause travel problems during the aforementioned time frame, and winter weather headlines may be needed especially for portions of northwest Wisconsin.

*The well advertised January thaw is still showing up per model guidance for next week with at least a few days in a row with high temperatures at or above the freezing mark in northeast Minnesota and northwest Wisconsin from mid week through next weekend, highs may even top the 40 degree mark in parts of the area between the 19th-21st.

*The potential is also there for a strong storm system to develop somewhere from the northern Plains to the southeast U.S. between the 21st-25th.  The upper level pattern is forecast to become quite amplified with a large trough setting up across the western U.S. and Plains while a ridge builds to the north/northeast of the Great Lakes from the 21st-25th.  Stay tuned!

Forecast for Duluth and Superior

.Tonight...  Mainly clear.  Low 2 below to 3 above zero.  Wind west around 10 mph.

.Sunday...  Mostly sunny.  High 21 to 26.  Wind southwest at 10 to 15 mph.

Normal temperatures for Sunday

High:  19
Low:     1

Sunrise Sunday:  7:49 AM CST
Sunset Sunday:   4:48 PM CST