Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Mild and hazy! Areas of fog tonight; Light rain/wet snow possible this weekend

/Issued 4:41 PM CST, Tuesday, January 17, 2017/

Source:  20z HRRR model; http://weather.cod.edu/

Source:  http://weather.cod.edu/

Tonight's low temperature forecast.  Source:  http://graphical.weather.gov/

Wednesday's high temperature forecast.  Source:  http://graphical.weather.gov/

Weather Synopsis:

A mild winter day across the Northland with highs in the 30s with a few locations even making it into the lower 40s!  The system responsible in producing some light snow and freezing rain in southern portions of northwest Wisconsin early this morning has moved off to the east this afternoon with the center of low pressure north of Detroit, Michigan as of 4 PM today -- Behind this system skies were sunny to mostly sunny late this afternoon in northeast Minnesota and northwest Wisconsin.

*Areas of low clouds and locally dense fog will likely redevelop this evening over portions of east central Minnesota and northwest Wisconsin -- Conditions may improve a bit overnight as warm air advection moves in while a low level jet ramps up to over 30 knots.  Elsewhere in the Northland expect hazy conditions with patchy fog possible tonight.  Lows will be in the teens and 20s, maybe some single digits in the typical cold spots.

*Partly to mostly cloudy and hazy for Wednesday with highs in the 30s to lower 40s.  Note:  850mb temperatures will soar to around +10 C over our area tomorrow but this won't be able to mix down to the surface, but if it did our highs would top the 50 degree mark on Wednesday, this won't be the case though.

*The end of this week and through the weekend looks damp but mild, will likely be dealing with widespread stratus, drizzle and some fog with occasional bands of precipitation in the form of light rain or wet snow from Friday afternoon through Sunday.

*A few inches of snow are possible in northeast Minnesota and northwest Wisconsin sometime between next Tuesday-Thursday, January 24-26.  Doesn't look like a major storm at the moment, but certainly could be a few inches of snow if the area of low pressure responsible in producing this snow tracks far enough to the north.

Forecast for Duluth and Superior

.Tonight...  Hazy.  Areas of fog possible.  Low 18 to 23.  Wind southwest around 10 mph.

.Wednesday...  Hazy.  Partly to mostly sunny.  High 33 to 38.  Wind southwest at 10 to 15 mph.

Normal temperatures for Wednesday

High:  19
Low:     1

Sunrise Wednesday:  7:47 AM CST
Sunset Wednesday:   4:52 PM CST