Wednesday, May 24, 2017

East wind continues through Friday (Cool near Lake Superior, milder away from the lake) Scattered showers Thursday night-Friday

/Issued 4:42 PM CDT, Wednesday, May 24, 2017/


12z Duluth WRF model

Heads up if you have travel plans around the area later tonight into Thursday morning as areas of fog could develop in parts of the Northland.


More frost up north earlier this morning!


Over 800 severe weather reports last week (15th-21st) across the Midwest.  The map below shows all the storm reports from last week (Legend is on the upper right)

Weather Synopsis

Below average high temperatures continued over most of the Northland today with highs in the 50s to around 60 degrees, even cooler though near Lake Superior with upper 40s to around 50 degrees.  Far northern Minnesota which had the coldest temperatures in the Northland early this morning now have the warmest temperatures this afternoon with readings in the mid 60s which is close to average for the 24th of May.  Partly to mostly cloudy skies over the area today with still some lingering effects of the large upper low/trough continuing today as this system covered the Great Lakes, Ohio Valley and parts of the southeast U.S.  Note:  There was even some patchy drizzle that moved inland off Lake Superior this morning near the head of the lake.

Partly to mostly cloudy skies for tonight with areas of fog possible late.  Lows in the 30s and 40s.  Any fog and or low clouds that develop tonight is forecast to burn off Thursday morning with the exception to this near Lake Superior as a moist NE flow off the lake could help lock in the low clouds/fog until sometime Thursday afternoon.  Highs Thursday in the 40s and 50s near Lake Superior -- Warmer inland with highs in the 60s to lower 70s.

Scattered showers could return to the Northland Thursday night into Friday as an area of low pressure along with a warm front and cold front approach from the west.  Widespread rain is not expected with this system but scattered showers could occur at times.  One more day with east winds near Lake Superior (Friday) with highs in the 40s and 50s while inland locations get into the 60s, possibly the 70s if there are less clouds than what is forecast at the moment.

Note:  A much needed break from the east wind will occur near Lake Superior this weekend as winds swing around to the west Saturday with north or northwest winds Sunday and Monday.  High temps Saturday have a chance to get as warm as 70 to 73 degrees near the lake (That will feel nice!)

Forecast for Duluth and Superior

.Tonight...  Partly to mostly cloudy.  Areas of fog possible late.  Low 40 to 45.  Wind east at 10 to 15 mph.

.Thursday...  Partly to mostly cloudy.  Areas of fog possible mainly during the morning.  High 55 to 60 but cooler near Lake Superior.  Wind east at 10 to 20 mph.

Normal temperatures for Thursday

High:  65
Low:   43

Sunrise Thursday:  5:23 AM CDT
Sunset Thursday:   8:49 PM CDT