/Issued 3:28 PM CDT, Tuesday, July 9, 2013/
Today’s Weather Summary for Northeast Minnesota and Northwest Wisconsin
Well the clouds won which in turn lessened the threat for severe thunderstorms in the Northland Today. A rather large cluster of rain with embedded thunderstorms affected much of our area This Morning and thru the midday hours. Heavy downpours and occasional lightning were the main hazards out of this MCS with the severe weather farther south. Highs Today were in the 60s and 70s, but 50s were common near Lake Superior along with another day with fog and drizzle. Winds Today were out of the south, north, or east at 5 to 15 mph.
Forecast Discussion for Northeast Minnesota and Northwest Wisconsin
Short Term Forecast – Confidence: High.
Tonight (July 9th)
A cold front in Northcentral Minnesota late This Afternoon will drop SE and will exit the Northland later Tonight. A strong disturbance will pass off to our NW with a deepening area of low pressure moving into Ontario Tonight. The atmosphere has been worked over by the rain earlier Today, and the lack of sun is resulting in generally weak amounts of instability. Scattered showers or thunderstorms are still possible in our area especially before Midnight, but the threat for severe thunderstorms is pretty low. Note: If you have outdoor plans This Evening continue to monitor the weather as even weak thunderstorms pose hazards including lightning and brief heavy downpours. Partly to mostly cloudy skies are expected Tonight with patchy fog along the North and South Shore of Lake Superior although the fog Tonight shouldn’t be as widespread or dense as it has been the previous 2 days. Lows will be in the 40s and 50s with winds turning to the north or west at 10 to 20 mph.
Wednesday and Wednesday Night (July 10th)
Nice weather returns as high pressure builds into the Upper Midwest. Sunny to partly cloudy skies are forecast on Wednesday with highs mainly in the 70s. Mostly clear skies Tomorrow Night with lows in the 40s and 50s. West winds are expected at 10 to 25 mph.
Extended Forecast – Confidence: High.
Thursday through Saturday (July 11th-13th)
Thursday looks like a nice summer day with dry conditions and highs in the 70s and 80s with lows mainly in the 50s. Friday and Saturday could feature a few showers or thunderstorms at times as we see a new frontal boundary move into the Northern Plains and Upper Midwest. Highs Friday and Saturday will remain in the 70s and 80s with cooler temperatures along the North Shore of Lake Superior. Lows Friday Night will be in the 50s and 60s.
Long Range Forecast – Confidence: High.
Near to above average temperatures during this period. A few showers or thunderstorms may also occur at times. All in all a typical summer time weather pattern.
5 DAY FORECAST FOR DULUTH/SUPERIOR
.Tonight… Partly to mostly cloudy. A few showers possible before Midnight. Low 50 to 55. Wind becoming west to northwest at 10 to 20 mph.
.Wednesday… Mostly sunny. High 74 to 79. Wind west at 15 to 25 mph.
.Wednesday Night… Mostly clear. Low 50 to 55. Wind west at 10 to 15 mph.
.Thursday… Mostly sunny. High 78 to 83.
.Thursday Night… Partly cloudy. Low 55 to 60.
.Friday… Partly sunny. A few showers or thunderstorms possible. High 75 to 80.
.Friday Night… Mostly cloudy. A few showers or thunderstorms possible. Low 58 to 63.
.Saturday… Mostly cloudy. A few showers or thunderstorms possible. High 70 to 75.
Normal temperatures for Today
Sunrise Wednesday: 5:25 AM CDT
Sunset Wednesday: 9:03 PM CDT