Thursday, April 6, 2017

Clear, cool tonight; Sunshine Friday, highs 50s to lower 60s

/Issued 5:30 PM CDT, Thursday, April 6, 2017/



There is a risk of severe thunderstorms Sunday from far southern Minnesota to northern Oklahoma (Yellow shaded area on map)

Still watching early next week for a possible rain or snow event in the Northland but the computer models are not in the best agreement yet so stay tuned.

Tonight's low temperature forecast.  Source:

Friday's high temperature forecast.  Source:

Weather Synopsis for northeast Minnesota and northwest Wisconsin

A ridge of high pressure covered the upper Midwest today bringing mainly clear skies to the Northland.  Highs were in the mid 40s to low 50s.

High pressure remains in control of our weather through Friday.  Expect clear skies tonight with lows in the 20s and 30s.  Mostly sunny on Friday with highs running 10-15 degrees warmer than Thursday afternoon -- Highs will be in the 50s to lower 60s.

An unseasonably mild airmass moves overhead on Saturday as 850mb and 925mb temperatures climb to between +10 and +15 degrees C.  This will lead to high temperatures in the 60s with 70s even possible in parts of the Northland.  It will be cooler however near Lake Superior, especially along the North Shore.

There could be some showers, maybe a few thunderstorms in parts of the area late Saturday night through Sunday as low pressure along with its warm front and cold front move into the upper Midwest.

Lingering chances for precipitation continue Sunday night into Monday night with light rain or a changeover from rain to snow possible over parts of the area.

Forecast for Duluth and Superior

.Tonight...  Clear.  Low 25 to 30.  Wind north to northeast at 5 to 15 mph becoming variable.

.Friday...  Mostly sunny.  High 55 to 60.  Wind becoming southwest at 10 to 20 mph.

Normal temperatures for Friday

High:  45
Low:   26

Sunrise Friday:  6:36 AM CDT
Sunset Friday:   7:46 PM CDT