Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Mostly clear and chilly tonight; Highs in the 30s to around 40 Thursday; Accumulating snow and some mixed precip Thursday night

/Issued 5:32 PM CDT, Wednesday, March 15, 2017/

Should be alright weather-wise across the Northland Thursday morning but some precipitation may begin to affect western portions of the area Thursday afternoon, but a better chance for precipitation comes Thursday evening and through the overnight hours the way it looks now.

Tonight's low temperature forecast.  Source:

Thursday's high temperature forecast.  Source:

Weather Synopsis for northeast Minnesota and northwest Wisconsin

Temperatures finally got back to average to even a degree or two above average this afternoon with highs in the 32 to 36 degree range, warmest daytime highs we've had around here in over a week!  Nothing but sunshine covered the Northland today as a strong ridge of high pressure stretched from the upper Midwest to Arkansas.

Clear to partly cloudy and chilly once again tonight with lows falling into the single digits and teens with subzero temperatures possible once again in the typical cold spots across the Northland.

Will likely start the day Thursday with some sunshine but clouds will be on the increase from west to east during the afternoon as low pressure approaches from the west -- This system will likely bring a variety of precipitation types to the Northland beginning late Thursday afternoon through Friday morning.  Precipitation could begin as rain or a mix in western portions of the area late Thursday afternoon, then will see snow, rain and possibly some freezing rain over the entire area Thursday night through Friday morning.  Note:  Some minor ice accumulations are possible, and a couple inches of snowfall is looking more likely in parts of northeast Minnesota and far northern Wisconsin Thursday night-early Friday morning.

Highs on Thursday will be in the 30s to lower 40s with lows Thursday night mainly in the lower 30s.

Gusty winds out of the west on Friday as low pressure exits to the east with lingering snow showers and rain showers likely in our area as cold air aloft moves over the upper Midwest.  Note:  Wind gusts on Friday of 25 to 35 mph are possible.

Forecast for Duluth and Superior

.Tonight...  Clear.  Low 8 to 13.  Wind southwest around 10 mph.

.Thursday...  Mostly sunny with increasing cloudiness later in the day.  High 35 to 40.  Wind south to southeast at 10 to 20 mph.

.Thursday night...  Wet snow developing during the evening with wet snow overnight.  Rain or sleet is also possible.  Snowfall of 1 to 3 inches possible.  Low around 32.

Normal temperatures for Thursday

High:  34
Low:   18

Sunrise Thursday:  7:19 AM CDT
Sunset Thursday:   7:16 PM CDT