/Issued 7:03 PM CDT, Sunday, July 14, 2013/
-Not sure if this link will work or not, but this should be a 12 hour radar loop from Today showing the persistent band of rain that has been hitting Northcentral Minnesota. The loop starts around 7 AM and runs thru 7 PM.
-Flood advisories (light green areas) remain effect thru late This Evening from Brainerd and Aitkin, north to Grand Rapids and Bigfork, west to Cass Lake and Walker. (Source, NWS Duluth, MN)
Temperature and precipitation report for Duluth, Minnesota (Airport location)
July 7-13, 2013
7/7: 69 F/7 degrees below normal
7/8: 79 F/3 degrees above normal
7/9: 73 F/3 degrees below normal
7/10: 80 F/4 degrees above normal
7/11: 82 F/6 degrees above normal
7/12: 87 F/11 degrees above normal
7/13: 76 F/1 degree below normal
7/7: 53 F/2 degrees below normal
7/8: 55 F/Normal
7/9: 55 F/Normal
7/10: 58 F/3 degrees above normal
7/11: 53 F/2 degrees below normal
7/12: 66 F/11 degrees above normal
7/13: 67 F/11 degrees above normal
Total rainfall: 0.36″
-Temperature departure map for July 7-13, 2013. Duluth was around 1-2 degrees warmer than normal last week. (Source, Midwest Regional Climate Center)
-Precipitation departure map for July 7-13, 2013 (Source, Midwest Regional Climate Center)
Today’s Weather Summary for Northeast Minnesota and Northwest Wisconsin
A wet day in Northcentral Minnesota as a band of steady rain, heavy at times affected that area while it stayed mainly dry in Northwest Wisconsin and far Eastern Minnesota. Sunshine was most common in Northwest Wisconsin Today while overcast skies covered Northern Minnesota. High temperatures were in the 70s and 80s with 60s due to the rain cooled air in Northern Minnesota. Winds weren’t much of a factor Today with variable wind directions generally under 10 mph.
Forecast Discussion for Northeast Minnesota and Northwest Wisconsin
Short Term Forecast – Confidence: High.
Tonight (July 14th)
Rain will continue at times from the Brainerd Lakes to the Iron Range and Arrowhead on north to the Ontario border. A few showers may also occur at times along the North Shore, Twin Ports, and I-35 corridor, but the bulk of the rain should stay west-north of those areas. Northwest Wisconsin should stay dry through the night. Partly to mostly cloudy skies can be expected with patchy fog. Lows will mainly be in the 60s with light winds. Note: Isolated thunderstorms are also possible Tonight in Northern Minnesota, but severe weather is not expected.
Monday and Monday Night (July 15th)
A stalled boundary running from Western-Northern Minnesota will be the focal point for some more showers and a few thunderstorms during this period. Once again similar to Tonight most of the rain should remain in Northern Minnesota. Highs Tomorrow will be in the 70s and 80s with lows Tomorrow Night mainly in the 60s. Winds will be out of the south or east at 5 to 15 mph.
Extended Forecast – Confidence: High.
Tuesday through Thursday (July 16th-18th)
Warm and muggy during this period. A cold front will drop south into Northern Minnesota from late Tuesday into Wednesday, this boundary will then drop a little further south on Thursday as a wave of low pressure heads east out of the Northern Plains and tracks along this boundary. A few showers or thunderstorms are possible at times through this period although the better chances look to be on Thursday. Highs will be in the 70s and 80s with a few 90s even possible Tuesday and Wednesday. Lows Tuesday Night and Wednesday Night will be in the 60s to around 70.
Long Range Forecast – Confidence: High.
A few showers are possible on Friday (19th) Next weekend looks dry at the moment (20th-21st) Could be a few showers or thunderstorms once again toward the 22nd-24th time frame. Near to above average temperatures are expected during this period.
5 DAY FORECAST FOR DULUTH/SUPERIOR
.Tonight… Humid. Patchy fog possible. Partly to mostly cloudy. A few showers possible. Low 62 to 67. Wind south to southeast around 12 mph.
.Monday… Humid. Patchy fog possible early. Partly to mostly cloudy. High 77 to 82 but cooler near Lake Superior. Wind east at 10 to 15 mph.
.Monday Night… Partly cloudy. Low 60 to 65. Wind southeast at 5 to 15 mph.
.Tuesday… Partly cloudy. Very warm and humid. High 85 to 90.
.Tuesday Night… Partly to mostly cloudy. Low 65 to 70.
.Wednesday… Humid. Partly to mostly sunny. High 80 to 85 but it may turn cooler near Lake Superior.
.Wednesday Night… A few showers or thunderstorms possible. Low 60 to 65.
.Thursday… A few showers or thunderstorms possible. High 75 to 80 but cooler near Lake Superior.
Normal temperatures for Tomorrow
Sunrise Monday: 5:30 AM CDT
Sunset Monday: 8:59 PM CDT