Friday, April 21, 2017

60s Saturday. 20-30 degrees colder Sunday with possible snow/rain. 2017 severe weather stats in this post

/Issued 5:39 PM CDT, Friday, April 21, 2017/


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2017 severe weather reports thru April 20th:



It's been an active year for tornadoes thus far.  All of the red dots on the map below are tornado reports thru April 20th, 2017.  Source:

Note:  So far this year Georgia has had the most tornado reports at 105.  2nd place is Texas with 77.  3rd Missouri with 62 reports.  4th is Louisiana at 52, and rounding out the top 5 is Illinois with 37 tornado reports so far this year.


Tonight's low temperature forecast.  Source:

Saturday's high temperature forecast.  Source:

Weather Synopsis for northeast Minnesota and northwest Wisconsin

Finally dried out today with abundant sunshine over the Northland with mild high temperatures in the upper 50s to low/mid 60s with slightly cooler temperatures closer to Lake Superior.

Quiet and dry tonight with lows in the 30s to lower 40s; mainly clear skies are expected.  Saturday will feature sunny to mostly sunny skies with increasing cloudiness from north to south during the afternoon-evening hours thanks to a cold front which will drop S/SE through the Northland.  This front could produce a few rain or snow showers in northern Minnesota Saturday night.  Temperatures on Saturday will be on the mild side with highs generally in the upper 50s and 60s.

Colder temperatures move in for Sunday as tomorrow afternoon's cold front reaches southern Minnesota while high pressure to our NW allows for a chillier airmass to filter into our area.  There is also a threat for some precipitation on Sunday, and this precipitation could be in the form of snow or rain with light snowfall accumulations possible in parts of the area.

Next week still has potential to turn stormy at times -- The first system will affect the area Monday-Tuesday with scattered rains while far northern Minnesota sees snow or a rain/snow mix.  Two more storms could affect the Northland sometime during the April 27th-30th time frame -- Rain or snow is possible with those systems later next week/next weekend depending on their tracks and the thermal profile of the atmosphere.

Forecast for Duluth and Superior

.Tonight...  Clear.  Low 37 to 42.  Wind variable around 10 mph.

.Saturday...  Mostly sunny.  High 61 to 66.  Wind southwest at 10 to 20 mph.

Normal temperatures for Saturday

High:  53
Low:   33

Sunrise Saturday:  6:08 AM CDT
Sunset Saturday:   8:07 PM CDT