Thursday, February 9, 2017

Temperatures Friday afternoon will be around 25 to 30 degrees warmer compared to today; Near 40 in Duluth Friday PM; Close to 50 in Minneapolis! Some snow or sleet possible late tonight-Friday morning

/Issued 4:39 PM CST, Thursday, February 9, 2017/

Friday morning will start out a little cool (Although not as arctic as previous mornings) Could be a bit of snow or sleet as well in parts of the Northland, but by Friday afternoon some sun should break out with warmer temperatures in the 30s with some 40s even possible around the Brainerd Lakes area.

Tonight's low temperature forecast.  Source:

Friday's high temperature forecast.  Source:

Low temperature reports from this morning, February 9, 2017

Embarrass, MN:  -23 F
Skibo, MN:  -23 F
Crane Lake, MN:  -22 F
Cotton, MN 3 SE:  -21 F
Longville, MN:  -20 F
Eveleth-Virginia, MN (Airport)  -20 F
International Falls, MN:  -20 F
Togo, MN:  -19 F
Aurora, MN:  -18 F
Chisholm-Hibbing, MN (Airport)  -18 F
Pine River, MN:  -17 F
Bigfork, MN:  -17 F
Wright, MN 3 E:  -17 F
Grand Marais, MN (Airport)  -15 F
Cook, MN:  -15 F
Orr, MN:  -15 F
Ely, MN:  -15 F
Walker, MN:  -15 F
Babbitt, MN:  -14 F
Kettle River, MN:  -14 F
Oliver, WI 2 ENE:  -13 F
Moose Lake, MN:  -13 F
Clam Lake, WI 3 W:  -13 F
Cass Lake, MN:  -13 F
Bruno, MN:  -12 F
Duluth, MN (Airport)  -11 F
Proctor, MN 2 SW:  -11 F
Scanlon, MN:  -11 F
Brainerd, MN:  -11 F
Silver Bay, MN:  -11 F
Grand Rapids, MN:  -11 F
Esko, MN 1 ESE:  -11 F
Cloquet, MN:  -9 F
Two Harbors, MN:  -9 F
Glidden, WI:  -9 F
Superior, WI (Airport)  -8 F
Phillips, WI:  -8 F
Hayward, WI:  -8 F
Hinckley, MN:  -8 F
Sky Harbor, MN (Airport)  -6 F

Weather Synopsis for northeast Minnesota and northwest Wisconsin

Cold temperatures but generally sunny skies continued today with highs in the teens.  Surface map at 3 PM had high pressure of 1030mb over southeastern Missouri with low pressure of 990mb in southern Alberta.

Clouds will be on the increase over the Northland tonight as the low over southern Alberta heads toward the Manitoba/North Dakota border by daybreak -- A warm front attached to the surface low will move east into western Minnesota by early Friday morning.

Strong warm air advection will be occurring ahead of this system tonight with 850mb temperatures of -10 to -16 C late this afternoon climbing to around +6 C in western parts of the Northland to around -10 C in extreme northeast Minnesota by daybreak.

Temperatures will bottom out in the single digits below to single digits above zero this evening with rising temperatures into the teens to around 20 degrees after midnight.

There should be some snow or possibly a mixture of wintry precipitation pushing through parts of northeast Minnesota and northwest Wisconsin from later this evening into Friday morning as the warmer air moves in.  Snowfall of 1 to 3 inches is possible in extreme northern into extreme northeast Minnesota while snowfall of less than 1 inch occurs farther south.  Any ice accumulations should be minor but may still be enough to cause some scattered slippery spots on area roads Friday morning.

The Northland will be in the warm sector Friday afternoon with low pressure scooting along the Ontario/Minnesota border while the warm front lifts northeast out of the area with the cold front then pushing southeast through the area Friday night.

Gusty west-southwest winds will occur on Friday afternoon with gusts of 20 to 30 mph possible.  850mb temperatures will peak in the +3 to +8 C range while daytime highs climb into the 30s with 40s possible over western-southern portions of the area.

Forecast for Duluth and Superior

.Tonight...  Clear early then increasing cloudiness.  Light snow or some sleet possible from late this evening and through the overnight hours.  Snowfall 1 inch or less.  Low 6 to 11 with slowly rising temperatures after midnight.  Wind southwest at 15 to 25 mph becoming south to southeast at 10 to 15 mph late.

.Friday...  Warmer! Mostly cloudy with some clearing developing.  High 36 to 41.  Wind becoming southwest at 10 to 20 mph with higher gusts possible.

Normal temperatures for Friday

High:  23
Low:     4

Sunrise Friday:  7:20 AM CST
Sunset Friday:   5:26 PM CST