Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Quiet weather continues in the Northland while a major spring storm hits the central/eastern Great Lakes, Ohio Valley and eastern U.S. through Fri

/Issued 6:14 PM CDT, Tuesday, April 4, 2017/

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18z NAM 3km -- Significant Tornado Parameters are on the high side across the Southeast U.S. throughout the day Wednesday (Morning, Afternoon and Evening)

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Another moderate risk day (Red area on map) for Wednesday.  Note:  It wouldn't surprise me if this moderate risk is upgraded to a high risk by the Storm Prediction Center.

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18z 3km NAM

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

All is quiet around here with more very mild early April temperatures today with highs in the 50s with a few locations ~60 degrees.  Skies were partly to mostly cloudy today with a mix of high level clouds as well as some cumulus clouds over the western portion of the Northland.

The big weather story the next few days will be the strong low pressure system which will lift northeast out of the southern Plains -- This low will move into southern Missouri Wednesday morning, far western Indiana Wednesday evening and northern Ohio by Thursday morning.  This storm will bring high winds along with heavy amounts of rain and wet snow to parts of Michigan, Wisconsin and Illinois while a major outbreak of severe thunderstorms is expected from the Ohio Valley to the southeast and eastern U.S. through Thursday.

For us here in the Northland, no major storms through Saturday.  There could be a few light rain or snow showers late tonight or Wednesday morning mostly over the western portion of the area but this won't amount to very much.

Lows tonight will be in the mid 20s to mid 30s, highs Wednesday in the 40s to lower 50s so cooler than today but still slightly above average for early April.

Note:  Still looking at a nice warmup Friday through Sunday with highs Friday in the 50s and 60s, warming into the 60s and possibly the 70s Saturday with cooler temperatures along the North Shore of Lake Superior.  Scattered showers and thunderstorms are possible late this weekend as low pressure along with a warm front and cold front move into the upper Midwest.

Forecast for Duluth and Superior

.Tonight...  Partly to mostly cloudy.  Low 33 to 38.  Wind northwest at 5 to 15 mph.

.Wednesday...  Partly to mostly cloudy.  High 45 to 50 but turning cooler near Lake Superior.  Wind east to northeast at 10 to 20 mph.

Normal temperatures for Wednesday

High:  44
Low:   26

Sunrise Wednesday:  6:40 AM CDT
Sunset Wednesday:   7:44 PM CDT