Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Clear and cold tonight; Some sun with near to slightly below average temps (30s) for Wednesday, east wind!

/Issued 5:48 PM CDT, Tuesday, March 21, 2017/

Low temperature forecast for tonight per 21z HRRR model; http://models.climate.graphics

Source:  http://www.wpc.ncep.noaa.gov

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

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

Weather Synopsis for northeast Minnesota and northwest Wisconsin

There were some clouds that passed through parts of far northeast Minnesota and northwest Wisconsin today but the rest of the Northland had mainly sunny skies today.  Much colder highs today vs. Monday with temperatures this afternoon ranging from the mid 20s to low 30s (Around 5-10 degrees below average for the 21st of March)

Quiet and cold tonight under mainly clear skies.  Lows will range from the single digits below to low teens above zero but teens below are possible in the traditional cold spots in northern Minnesota.

Partly to mostly cloudy skies Wednesday with highs in the 30s except along the North Shore where highs will be in the 20s.  Note:  As winds shift from the north to the east there could be some lake effect clouds and perhaps a few light snow showers that shift from the South Shore tonight to the North Shore on Wednesday but little or no snow accumulation is expected.

Strong high pressure ~1040mb over southern Manitoba Province this afternoon will drop southeast into the Great Lakes for Wednesday -- This high will then move farther off to the east on Thursday with a southerly return flow developing on the back side of this high.

A warm front setting up to the south of Minnesota late this week combined with low pressure moving out into the central Plains will lead to a rainy Thursday, Friday and Saturday especially for areas south of the Northland while in our area it remains mostly dry as high pressure sets up to our north which should feed dry air into our area keeping most of the rain to our south later this week.  However, there could be some patchy rain, drizzle or mixed precipitation in parts of the Northland Thursday and Friday but this doesn't look like a big deal at the moment.

Forecast for Duluth and Superior

.Tonight...  Clear.  Low 10 to 15.  Wind north to northwest at 10 to 20 mph becoming east around 10 mph late.

.Wednesday...  Partly to mostly sunny.  High 32 to 36.  Wind east at 10 to 15 mph.

Normal temperatures for Wednesday

High:  37
Low:   20

Sunrise Wednesday:  7:07 AM CDT
Sunset Wednesday:   7:24 PM CDT