Saturday, July 29, 2017

Nice summer weather continues the next few days. Risk of a few showers/t-storms well north of Duluth Sunday afternoon-evening

/Issued 5:19 PM CDT, Saturday, July 29, 2017


12z European model from July 29, 2017

Looks like will see a shift in the weather pattern by the mid to late portion of this coming week with cooler temperatures returning to the Northland at least for a couple of days.

Note:  Possibly a top 5 coldest high temperature on record at Duluth, Minnesota coming up on Thursday, August 3, 2017.  See list below

1:  54 F in 1974
2:  55 F in 1952
3:  56 F in 1903
4:  58 F in 1915
5:  59 F in 1956


12z NSSL WRF-ARW model from July 29, 2017.

Weather Synopsis

A warm summer day across the area with widespread 80s today.  A mix of sun and clouds were common, and there has been a few brief showers in far northern Minnesota thanks to some instability which has built up this afternoon but the majority of the Northland was dry today.

Through Monday:  High pressure will remain over the Great Lakes which will continue to give us warm temperatures along with partly cloudy skies.  A weak front up near the Borderland area will remain there through Sunday night with the possibility for a few isolated showers or thunderstorms occurring up in far northern Minnesota this evening and again on Sunday, but elsewhere it will stay dry through Monday.

A cold front will move through the Northland Tuesday with a chance for a few showers or thunderstorms but right now the chances for severe weather look very low with weak winds aloft and not a whole lot of moisture over our area.

More showers are possible at times Wednesday into Thursday as an upper level trough sets up across the upper Midwest and Great Lakes.

Forecast for Duluth and Superior

.Tonight...  Clear to partly cloudy.  Low 60 to 65.  Wind west to southwest at 5 to 15 mph.

.Sunday...  Partly cloudy.  Warm.  High 82 to 87.  Wind west to southwest at 10 to 20 mph.

.Monday...  Partly cloudy.  Warm.  High 81 to 86.

Normal temperatures for Sunday

High:  77
Low:   56

Sunrise Sunday:  5:46 AM CDT
Sunset Sunday:   8:43 PM CDT