/Issued 3:56 PM CDT, Friday, May 29, 2015/
The month of May will end on a cool note. Here is Tonight’s low temperature forecast per 18z RAP model. Upper 20s and low-mid 30s inside that red line I drew on the map, and there is a risk for frost. More frost is possible early Sunday Morning and this risk will extend further southeast into Northwestern Wisconsin. Source, college of dupage website.
24 hour rainfall map ending the Morning of May 29, 2015. Quite a bit of rain early Today across the Northwest half of Minnesota. A little bit in parts of Northwest Wisconsin — in between little to no rain last night. Source, Midwest Regional Climate Center.
Area in light blue on the map is under a frost advisory from 3 AM to 7 AM CDT Saturday. More information at this link: http://forecast.weather.gov/wwamap/wwatxtget.php?cwa=dlh&wwa=frost%20advisory
Weather Summary for May 29, 2015
Location: Northeast Minnesota and Northwest Wisconsin
An overcast day with some rain. A cold front moved southeast across the area today. As of 3 PM this boundary stretched from Eastern Lake Superior to Central Wisconsin to far Southeast Minnesota. Showers and a few weak thunderstorms increased in coverage this afternoon in Northwest Wisconsin while mostly light rain occurred in parts of Northeast and East Central Minnesota. High temperatures Today were in the 50s and 60s with a few spots in the far Southeast portion of Northwest Wisconsin up around 70 degrees. Winds Today were out of the north or southwest at 5 to 15 mph with higher gusts.
Forecast Discussion for Northeast Minnesota and Northwest Wisconsin
Short Term Forecast – Confidence: High.
Tonight through Saturday Night (May 29-30)
A cool but drier pattern arrives Tonight. Rain in East Central Minnesota and Northwest Wisconsin will persist into the Evening hours but will diminish from west-east later in the night. Partly to mostly cloudy skies can be expected Tonight with generally partly cloudy sky conditions ahead for Saturday and Saturday Night. Strong high pressure approaches from the northwest during this period which will usher in quite a cool airmass for late May standards. 850mb temperatures are projected to fall to around +2 to -4C through Saturday. Low temps Tonight in the 30s and 40s with highs Saturday in the 50s to around 60 degrees, lows Saturday Night will be in the 30s and 40s. Note: Areas of frost are possible late Tonight and again late Saturday Night mainly away from Lake Superior.
Extended Forecast – Confidence: High.
Sunday through Tuesday (May 31-June 2)
Dry weather continues through this period. High pressure will push off to our east while low pressure sets up over the Rockies and Northern Plains. Any rain associated with that western system should stay away from Northeast Minnesota and Northwest Wisconsin through Tuesday. High temps are expected to be in the 50s and 60s from Sunday through Tuesday with lows Sunday Night in the 30s and 40s, lows Monday Night will be in the 40s and 50s.
Long Range Forecast – Confidence: Medium.
Showers and possibly a few thunderstorms in the Northland next Wednesday-Thursday (3rd-4th) Dry weather from the 5th-7th. Low pressure along with a warm front and cold front are forecast to move through the Upper Midwest during the middle portion of next week which will bring increasing chances for some wet weather. Near to below average temperatures from the 3rd through 7th.
5 DAY FORECAST FOR DULUTH AND SUPERIOR
.Tonight… Light rain and drizzle ending early. Mostly cloudy with clearing late. Low 40 to 45. Wind north to northwest at 10 to 20 mph.
.Saturday… Partly cloudy. High 55 to 60. Wind north at 10 to 20 mph.
.Saturday Night… Mostly clear. Low 35 to 40. Wind east at 5 to 15 mph.
.Sunday… Mostly sunny. High 55 to 60 but cooler near Lake Superior.
.Sunday Night… Mostly clear. Low 35 to 40.
.Monday… Partly cloudy. High 58 to 63 but cooler near Lake Superior.
.Monday Night… Partly cloudy. Low 40 to 45.
.Tuesday… Partly cloudy. High 60 to 65 but cooler near Lake Superior.
Normal temperatures for Friday
Sunrise Saturday: 5:20 AM CDT
Sunset Saturday: 8:53 PM CDT