Wednesday, July 26, 2017

A few showers/thunderstorms possible Thursday PM otherwise a nice stretch of weather ahead

/Issued 7:44 PM CDT, Wednesday, July 26, 2017/


18z HRRRX model


21z RAP model

Rainfall reports from Tuesday-early Wednesday morning, July 25-26, 2017

Bruno, MN 4 S:  0.70 in
Washburn, WI:  0.64 in
Phillips, WI:  0.60 in
Winter, WI:  0.44 in
Solon Springs, WI:  0.30 in
Isle, MN 12 N:  0.25 in
Hinckley, MN:  0.20 in
Moose Lake, MN:  0.15 in
Ashland, WI:  0.14 in
Siren, WI:  0.14 in
Kabetogama, MN:  0.09 in
Hayward, WI:  0.05 in
International Falls, MN:  0.04 in

Weather Synopsis

A warm and dry afternoon in our area with passing fair weather cumulus clouds mixed with sunshine.  Highs today were in the mid 70s to lower 80s (Near to a few degrees warmer than average for late July)

High pressure will be in control of our weather through Friday with just one fly in the ointment, that comes tomorrow as an upper level disturbance over southern Saskatchewan Province this afternoon heads southeast into the upper Midwest and western Great Lakes region -- The combination of colder temperatures aloft and warmer temperatures near the surface will make the atmosphere a little bubbly and this will result in a few spotty showers or thunderstorms in northeast Minnesota and northwest Wisconsin from late Thursday morning through Thursday evening with the greatest concentration of this activity occurring during the afternoon-early evening hours.  Not expecting any severe weather tomorrow but can't rule out some gusty winds or small hail if a stronger storm can develop.

Lows tonight under clear to partly cloudy skies will be in the 50s to lower 60s.  Highs Thursday mainly in the 70s, maybe an 80 degree reading in western areas.  Note:  It will be turning a little cooler near Lake Superior as northeast winds develop during the day.

Friday looks dry and pleasant with highs in the 70s with near 80 degree temps in western areas, and it will be a little cooler again near Lake Superior.

Note:  Here are a few pictures that I've taken during the past week, enjoy!

July 18, 2017 south of Duluth, Minnesota, fog rising off the St. Louis River

July 18, 2017, sunset a little south of Duluth, Minnesota.

July 19, 2017, St. Louis River in Fond du Lac, Minnesota

July 20, 2017, sunset in Billings Park, Superior, Wisconsin

Forecast for Duluth and Superior

.Tonight...  Mostly clear.  Low 57 to 62.  Wind northwest at 5 to 15 mph.

.Thursday...  Partly to mostly cloudy.  A few afternoon-early evening showers or thunderstorms possible.  High 72 to 77 but turning a bit cooler near Lake Superior.  Wind east at 10 to 15 mph.

.Friday...  Mostly sunny.  Highs in the 70s.

Normal temperatures for Thursday

High:  77
Low:   56

Sunrise Thursday:  5:43 AM CDT
Sunset Thursday:   8:47 PM CDT