October 30, 2015 Weather Report – Light rain develops this evening in parts of the Northland; Scattered shower (Isolated thunder?) potential for Halloween; European model from today cranks out a decent snow event in the Northland next Fri (Nov 6) Very low confidence of it actually occurring though

/Issued 3:56 PM CDT, Friday, October 30, 2015/

Upper Midwest radar loop ending at 3:30 PM CDT today.  Source, WSI.  Light rain is beginning to move into Southwest Minnesota late this afternoon – Expect this area of light rain to push northeast into East Central Minnesota and Northwest Wisconsin including the Twin Ports after 6-7 PM this evening.  Rain will linger the longest in Northwest Wisconsin.

Between the system tonight and the other one moving in Saturday afternoon/night here’s how much rain we could get in Northeast Minnesota and Northwest Wisconsin per 18z NAM-12km model.  Potential for between 0.05″-0.25″ of rain over the Northland by early Sunday morning.  Source, TropicalTidbits.com

Model mayhem for late next week.  Today’s 12z run of the EUROPEAN model cranks out the season’s first winter storm next Friday (November 6) in much of the Northland with gusty northeast winds and several inches of snow as strong low pressure lifts northeast out of Iowa.  This is a drastic change from the 00z EUROPEAN run which showed no such storm for next Friday – See image below.  Source, TropicalTidbits.com

Here is the 00z EUROPEAN model run from early this morning also valid for next Friday, November 6.  Weak low over Western Ohio but that wouldn’t influence the weather in Northeast Minnesota and Northwest Wisconsin.  What a change in two model runs.  Wow!  Source, TropicalTidbits.com

Big time rain event today in parts of South Texas between Austin and San Antonio.  Rainfall totals ranging from 6-10″+ fell today with one hour rainfall totals approaching 5″-6″ in some areas.  Incredible!  Source, National Weather Service Austin/San Antonio, Texas.

Hopefully this works, it’s a 7-day satellite animation over the past week.  It’s a large file so it may take a while to load.  Source, http://www.ssec.wisc.edu/data/geo.html

Tonight’s low temperature forecast.  Source, National Weather Service Duluth, Minnesota.

Saturday’s high temperature forecast.  Source, National Weather Service Duluth, Minnesota.

Weather Summary for Northeast Minnesota and Northwest Wisconsin
Date:  October 30, 2015

Mostly cloudy skies with areas of fog and drizzle this morning did give way to some afternoon clearing from SW-NE in the Northland.  Highs today were in the 40s with a few Southern locales up around 50 late this afternoon.  Winds were out of the south or southwest at 10 to 20 mph with a few higher gusts.

Forecast Discussion for Northeast Minnesota and Northwest Wisconsin

Short Term Forecast – Confidence:  High.

Tonight (October 30)

A warm front approaching from the west combined with an upper level disturbance moving in from the southwest will lead to a light rainfall event tonight mainly from East Central Minnesota through Northwest Wisconsin.  Northern Minnesota should escape the rain tonight.  Lows will be in the 30s and 40s with southerly winds at 10 to 20 mph.

Saturday and Saturday night (October 31)

Light rain could linger most of the morning in parts of Northwest Wisconsin while mainly dry weather covers Northern and Eastern portions of Minnesota.

One disturbance will exit off to our east tomorrow while another one approaches from the west/northwest late Saturday afternoon into Saturday night – This second one is somewhat stronger and will have a surface low and cold front associated with it.  Should see scattered rain showers push east and southeast through parts of the Northland Saturday afternoon and night.

Highs on Saturday will be in the 40s and 50s with lows Saturday night in the 30s and 40s.  Winds will be out of the south or southwest at 10 to 20 mph.

Note:  Computer models are showing a little bit of instability moving into the Northland Saturday afternoon-early evening with CAPE of around 100 j/kg, but lapse rates will become very steep – approaching 8.0-8.5 c/km while H5 temperatures fall into the -20 to -25C range.  Because of these ingredients I can’t rule out an isolated afternoon or evening thunderstorm in parts of our area on Saturday.

Extended Forecast – Confidence:  High.

Sunday through Tuesday (November 1-3)

A few showers can’t be ruled out in parts of the area on Sunday as weak lows/disturbances continue to move across the Upper Midwest although right now it looks like Northern Minnesota would have the greatest chance for getting a few showers on Sunday.  Mainly dry for Monday and Tuesday.

Highs from Sunday through Tuesday are expected to reach the 40s and 50s with 60s possible over Southern areas.  Lows Sunday night and Monday night will be in the 30s and 40s.

Long Range Forecast – Confidence:  Low to Medium.

(November 4-9)

A large trough of low pressure will set up over the Western U.S. with a ridge covering the Southern/Eastern U.S.  Southwest flow aloft will develop from the Plains to the Upper Midwest and Great Lakes late this weekend into the middle of next week.  Low pressure is expected to lift north/east out of the Rockies between the 3rd-4th of November.  Most if not all of the precipitation with this storm could pass west/north of our local area though based on the current storm track.

As you saw above model differences are very large for late next week as there could be another storm coming out of the Rockies or Plains from the 5th-7th.

Above average temperatures on the 4th followed by near to possibly below average temperatures from the 5th-9th.

5 DAY FORECAST FOR DULUTH AND SUPERIOR

.Tonight…  Light rain developing after 7 PM but ending after midnight.  Considerable cloudiness.  Low 40 to 45.  Wind south to southwest at 10 to 20 mph.

.Saturday…  Considerable cloudiness.  Scattered afternoon showers possible.  High 45 to 50.  Wind south at 10 to 20 mph.

.Saturday night…  Mostly cloudy.  Breezy.  Scattered showers possible.  Low 37 to 42.  Wind west to southwest at 10 to 20 mph with gusts to 25 mph.

.Sunday…  Partly sunny.  High 50 to 55.

.Sunday night…  Partly to mostly cloudy.  Low 40 to 45.

.Monday…  Partly sunny.  High 52 to 57.

.Monday night…  Partly to mostly cloudy.  Low 40 to 45.

.Tuesday…  Partly sunny.  High 51 to 56.

Normal temperatures for Friday

High:  45
Low:   30

Sunrise Saturday:  7:49 AM CDT
Sunset Saturday:   5:55 PM CDT

Tim

October 29, 2015 Weather Report – Light rain returns Friday evening; Snowfall report included in this post

/Issued 5:12 PM CDT, Thursday, October 29, 2015/

A decent trough (Lower heights/cooler temperatures) sets up over the Western U.S. next week while a ridge (Higher heights/warmer temperatures) develops east of the Rockies.  The map below shows the 500mb heights for Wednesday, November 4, 2015.  Source, 12z EUROPEAN ensemble model; TropicalTidbits.com

Blue colors=Lower heights/cooler temps
Orange/red colors=Higher heights/warmer temps

Snowfall map during the past 24 hours ending this morning, October 29, 2015.  Source, Midwest Regional Climate Center.  Note:  Text reports below.

24-hour precipitation map ending this morning, October 29, 2015.  Source, Midwest Regional Climate Center.

Snowfall report for October 28-29, 2015
Source:  National Weather Service Duluth and Chanhassen, Minnesota

7 NW of Brainerd, MN:  2.2″
Hillman, MN:  2.0″
Clear Lake, WI:  1.3″
St. Croix Falls, WI:  1.0″
Eau Claire, WI:  0.9″
12 N of Grand Rapids, MN:  0.7″
Cass Lake, MN: 0.5″
9 SE of Webster, WI:  0.2″

Tonight’s low temperature forecast.  Source, National Weather Service Duluth, Minnesota.


















Friday’s high temperature forecast.  Source, National Weather Service Duluth, Minnesota.




















Weather Summary for Northeast Minnesota and Northwest Wisconsin
Date:  October 29, 2015

Deep low pressure (982mb) has moved into Western Quebec this afternoon while high pressure covered the Northern and Central Plains (1016mb)  Strong 12-hour H5 height falls in the 120-210 meter range covered Eastern Canada and the Northeast U.S. this afternoon while impressive height rises of 120-240 meters moved into the Upper Midwest and Great Lakes behind the storm over Eastern Canada.  In Minnesota, 500mb heights which were around 534 meters at 4 PM Wednesday have increased to between 552-558 meters at 4 PM today.

Mostly cloudy skies covered the Northland today with a few peeks of sun in a few spots.  There’s been a few spotty brief showers as well in parts of the area but the more persistent precipitation ended by mid morning.  Highs today were in the upper 30s and 40s with a northwest wind at 10 to 20 mph with higher gusts.

Forecast Discussion for Northeast Minnesota and Northwest Wisconsin

Short Term Forecast – Confidence:  High.

Tonight (October 29)

Mostly cloudy skies are forecast, but some partial clearing could develop from north to south during the night.  Low temperatures will be in the 30s to lower 40s but a few locations could drop into the 20s if skies clear for a long enough period of time.  Winds will be out of the northwest but will shift to the south/west later in the night.

Friday and Friday night (October 30)

High pressure will pass south/east of the Upper Midwest during this period while a warm front moves east out of the Northern Plains, this warm front combined with a disturbance which will approach from the southwest could lead to some light rain in parts of Eastern Minnesota and Northwest Wisconsin Friday evening and overnight.  Should remain dry though in Northern Minnesota.  Highs on Friday will be in the 40s and 50s with lows Friday night in the 30s and 40s.  Winds will be out of the south or southwest at 10 to 20 mph.

Extended Forecast – Confidence:  High.

Saturday through Monday (October 31-November 2)

Scattered showers are possible in parts of the Northland Saturday afternoon or night as low pressure passes by to our northwest/north.  Sunday and Monday look mainly dry in most of our area but a few showers can’t be ruled out from time to time as weak disturbances pass through the Upper Midwest.

High temperatures on Saturday and Sunday are forecast to be in the 40s and 50s with lows Saturday night and Sunday night in the 30s and 40s.  Highs on Monday will be in the 40s and 50s with 60s even possible over Southern portions of the Northland.

Long Range Forecast – Confidence:  Medium to High.

(November 3-8)

Near to above average temperatures are expected during the long range with the best chance at above normal temperatures coming on the 3rd-4th.  A large trough will develop over the Western U.S. with ridging across the South/East U.S., this will setup a southwesterly mid/upper level flow across the Upper Midwest and Western Great Lakes.  At least one area of low pressure is forecast to lift northeast out of the Rockies during the middle of next week – This system could bring some rain to the Northland between the 3rd-5th the way it looks now.

5 DAY FORECAST FOR DULUTH AND SUPERIOR

.Tonight…  Considerable cloudiness.  Drizzle or brief light showers early.  Low 30 to 35.  Wind northwest at 10 to 20 mph becoming light and variable late.

.Friday…  Partly sunny.  High 43 to 48.  Wind southwest at 10 to 20 mph.

.Friday night…  Mostly cloudy.  Light rain possible.  Low 39 to 43.  Wind southwest at 10 to 20 mph.

.Saturday…  Considerable cloudiness.  High 45 to 50.

.Saturday night…  Mostly cloudy.  Showers possible.  Low 40 to 45.

.Sunday…  Partly sunny.  High 50 to 55.

.Sunday night…  Partly to mostly cloudy.  Low 40 to 45.

.Monday…  Partly to mostly cloudy.  High 50 to 55.

Normal temperatures for Thursday

High:  45
Low:   30

Sunrise Friday:  7:47 AM CDT
Sunset Friday:   5:56 PM CDT

Tim

October 28, 2015 Weather Report – Active pattern into next week; Lingering snow/rain tonight; Seasonable temperatures on Thursday

/Issued 4:51 PM CDT, Wednesday, October 28, 2015/

Down to 986mb! The surface low late this afternoon continues to strengthen with the pressure down to 986mb, further deepening of the low occurs tonight with pressures bottoming out between 980-983mb by Thursday morning.

Here’s the water vapor satellite image from 4:15 PM CDT today, October 28, 2015.  Source, http://weather.cod.edu/satrad/

Red L=Low pressure
Black line=Storm track thru Thursday morning
Pink L=Upper level low
Brown line=Mid-upper level trough position late this afternoon

Upper Midwest radar loop ending at 4:30 PM CDT today.  Source, WSI.

Blue=Snow
Green=Rain

Tonight’s low temperature forecast.  Source, National Weather Service Duluth, Minnesota.

Thursday’s high temperature forecast.  Source, National Weather Service Duluth, Minnesota.

Snowfall accumulation forecast for tonight per 10.28.15 NAM-12km model (18z run)  Source, TropicalTidbits.com

Areas of North Central, Central, and Eastern Minnesota into parts of Western and Central Wisconsin could get a half inch to an inch or two of snow accumulation tonight.














Precipitation report for October 28, 2015 thru 3 PM CDT today
Source:  MesoWest.com

International Falls, MN:  0.63″
Bigfork, MN:  0.43″
Walker, MN:  0.41″
Longville, MN:  0.53″
Pine River, MN:  0.52″
Aitkin, MN:  0.62″

Brainerd, MN:  0.14″
McGregor, MN:  0.42″
Hinckley, MN:  0.28″
Cloquet, MN:  0.33″
Duluth, MN:  0.56″
Hibbing, MN:  0.38″

Cook, MN:  0.18″
Ely, MN:  0.69″
Grand Marais, MN:  1.02″
Silver Bay, MN:  0.88″
Two Harbors, MN:  0.79″
Superior, WI:  0.54″

Ashland, WI:  0.90″
Solon Springs, WI:  0.52″
Hayward, WI:  0.81″
Siren, WI:  0.40″
Phillips, WI:  0.77″

Weather Summary for Northeast Minnesota and Northwest Wisconsin
Date:  October 28, 2015

Low pressure continues to deepen this afternoon with the center of the low as of 3 PM today moving toward South Central Lake Superior (988mb)  Rain fell over the entire Northland early this morning but as colder air moved in we have seen a changeover from rain to snow take place this afternoon in parts of North Central and East Central Minnesota.  The rain-snow line appears to be hugging the -2C 850mb temperature contour which as of 3 PM extended from Bigfork to Moose Lake to Siren…Precipitation along and west of this line is either snow or a rain/snow mix late this afternoon while precipitation remains in the form of rain/drizzle in Northeast Minnesota, far Northern Minnesota, and over most of Northwest Wisconsin.  Temperatures today were in the 40s but have fallen into the 30s this afternoon over all but Northwest Wisconsin and for areas near Lake Superior.  Winds today shifted to the north or west at 10 to 20 mph with higher gusts.

Forecast Discussion for Northeast Minnesota and Northwest Wisconsin

Short Term Forecast – Confidence:  High.

Tonight (October 28)

Low pressure will deepen a little more tonight with pressures going down to around 983mb by late tonight.  The area of low pressure will track from the Lake Superior-Upper Michigan border late this afternoon to Eastern Ontario by daybreak.

The Northland will continue to get precipitation tonight due to the low to our east and a very strong upper level system which will move east/southeast through the Upper Midwest – Speaking of that upper level system, very impressive 12-hour 500mb height falls on the order of 120-210 meters covered much of the Upper Midwest and Western Great Lakes today, wow.

Precipitation types will primarily be in the form of rain and drizzle closer to Lake Superior and also along the Borderland.  Elsewhere, snow or a rain/snow mix will linger most of the night.

Low temperatures tonight will be in the 30s to around 40 degrees with northwest or west winds at 10 to 20 mph with gusts of 20-30 mph.

Thursday and Thursday night (October 29)

Strong area of low pressure heads into Quebec Province this period with high pressure moving into the Upper Midwest.  Lingering rain or mixed rain/snow in parts of our area tomorrow morning will give way to mainly dry weather tomorrow afternoon and night.  Partly to mostly cloudy skies are expected this period with highs in the 30s and 40s.  Lows Thursday night will be in the 20s and 30s.  Winds tomorrow will be out of the northwest at 15 to 30 mph.  Winds tomorrow night out of the northwest or southwest at 5 to 15 mph.

Extended Forecast – Confidence:  Medium.

Friday through Sunday (October 30-November 1)

Dry on Friday with highs in the 40s but in the 30s in far Northeast Minnesota.  A disturbance approaching from the southwest Friday night could bring some light rain to Eastern Minnesota and Northwest Wisconsin while Northern Minnesota stays dry.  Lows Friday night will be in the 30s and 40s.

Light rain is possible Saturday morning in parts of Eastern Minnesota and Northwest Wisconsin as one disturbance passes through the Upper Midwest.  Another one arrives Saturday evening/overnight, this one looks stronger per model data with a surface low tracking east through Northern Minnesota – A period of rain is possible Saturday night in parts of the Northland.  Highs on Saturday will be in the 40s and 50s with lows Saturday night in the 30s and 40s.

Sunday looks mainly dry at this time as the system Saturday night exits to our east while additional lows/disturbances remain off to our west.  Highs on Sunday will be in the 40s and 50s.

Long Range Forecast – Confidence:  Medium.

(November 2-7)

Near to above average temperatures are expected from the 2nd-7th with the mildest temperatures likely to occur from the 2nd-4th the way it looks now.  A trough over the Western U.S. and a ridge across the Southeast U.S. will result in a southwest mid/upper level flow over the Plains and Great Lakes which leads to milder than average temperatures during the early-middle part of next week.  Showers are also possible at times during next week as a few systems eject out of the Rockies.  No signs of any big snow through the 7th of November.

5 DAY FORECAST FOR DULUTH AND SUPERIOR

.Tonight…  Breezy.  Mostly cloudy.  Light rain and drizzle near Lake Superior.  Light rain and drizzle possibly mixing with snow on top of the hill.  Little if any snow accumulation.  Low 34 to 38.  Wind west to northwest at 10 to 20 mph with gusts to 25 mph.

.Thursday…  Breezy.  Light rain or drizzle early.  Considerable cloudiness.  High 42 to 47.  Wind northwest at 15 to 25 mph.

.Thursday night…  Partly to mostly cloudy.  Low 27 to 32.  Wind northwest at 10 to 20 mph becoming southwest late.

.Friday…  Partly to mostly cloudy.  High 40 to 45.

.Friday night…  Mostly cloudy.  Low 37 to 40.

.Saturday…  Partly to mostly cloudy.  High 45 to 50.

.Saturday night…  Mostly cloudy.  Rain possible.  Low 40 to 45.

.Sunday…  Partly sunny.  High 48 to 53.

Normal temperatures for Wednesday

High:  46
Low:   31

Sunrise Thursday:  7:46 AM CDT
Sunset Thursday:   5:58 PM CDT

Tim

October 28, 2015 Weather Update – Rain is changing to snow in parts of the Northland early this afternoon

/Issued 11:53 AM CDT, Wednesday, October 28, 2015/

Upper Midwest radar loop ending at 11:30 AM CDT this morning.  Source, WSI.

Blue=Snow
Green=Rain

The rain-snow line has moved into far Western-Southwest portions of the Northland as of 12 PM today, pretty much as expected.  Should see the rain-snow line advance farther to the south/east during the afternoon hours today with locations on top of the hill in Duluth possibly seeing some snow mixing in with the rain after 4-5 PM today while precipitation stays in the form of rain below the hill in Duluth and in Superior.

Water vapor satellite image from 11:30 AM CDT today.  Source, http://weather.cod.edu/satrad/

Low pressure has deepened to 992mb late this morning with the center of the low over Northeast Wisconsin – The black line on the map is the expected storm track through this evening.

The brown circled area on the map is the mid/upper level low and trough which will continue to dig south/east out of the Northern Plains thru tonight – Very impressive 12-hour 500mb height falls of 120-180 meters is occurring across a large portion of the Northern Plains, Upper Midwest and Western Great Lakes this morning as this whole system continues to phase and deepen.

Here’s a water vapor satellite loop ending at 11:30 AM CDT today.  Source, http://weather.cod.edu/satrad/

Snowfall accumulation forecast thru Thursday morning per 13z RAP model.

Potential for around 0.5″-1.0″ of slushy snow in Western-Southern portions of the Northland with the Brainerd Lakes area northwest to Bemidji having the greatest chance for seeing around 1″ of snow.  The Arrowhead of Minnesota also has a chance for around 1″ to maybe 2″ of snow tonight.

Elsewhere the rain will continue but could mix with snow from time to time later today and tonight but any snowfall accumulation should only amount to a trace to a few tenths of an inch the way it looks now.

Temperature map from just before Noon today.  Low to mid 30s showing up along and west of a line from Baudette to Grand Rapids south to Aitkin.  Still warm enough for rain east of this line early this afternoon.

Tim

October 27, 2015 Weather Report – Rain develops tonight; Gloomy/raw Wednesday ahead

/Issued 5:48 PM CDT, Tuesday, October 27, 2015/

Upper Midwest radar loop ending at 5:30 PM CDT, October 27, 2015.  Source, WSI.

Water vapor satellite loop ending late this afternoon, October 27, 2015.  Source, http://weather.cod.edu/forecast/

Here’s a still water vapor satellite image from late this afternoon showing the different pieces of energy which will come together and form a deepening area of low pressure over the Great Lakes during the next 24 hours.  Amazing stuff!

Surface map forecast valid at 7 AM CDT Wednesday.  Source, NDFD; Weather Prediction Center.

Green=Rain
Blue=Snow
Purple=Mixed precipitation

Surface map forecast valid at 7 PM CDT Wednesday.  Source, NDFD; Weather Prediction Center.

Surface map forecast valid at 7 AM CDT Thursday.  Source, NDFD; Weather Prediction Center.

Tonight’s low temperature forecast.  Source, National Weather Service Duluth, Minnesota.

Wednesday’s high temperature forecast.  Source, National Weather Service Duluth, Minnesota.

Pretty good precipitation totals expected with this storm over the Northland with widespread 0.50″-1.00″ amounts possible by Thursday morning with locally higher totals possible.

Note:  Snowfall accumulations of a light coating to as much as 1″-2″ will be possible Wednesday afternoon and Wednesday night in parts of Northeast Minnesota and Northwest Wisconsin.  Source, 10.27.15 NAM-12km model (18z run)  TropicalTidbits.com

Based on what I’ve been seeing on the computer models today here’s what I’m thinking for when the rain will mix with snow.

Blue line=10 AM to 2 PM Wednesday along and west of that line on the map.

Darker red line=2 PM to 6 PM Wednesday along and west of that line on the map.

Outlined area in far Northern Minnesota=2 PM to 6 PM Wednesday.










6 PM to 8 PM in the red outlined areas on the map.












Weather Summary for Northeast Minnesota and Northwest Wisconsin
Date:  October 27, 2015

So many things coming together to form a rather impressive Fall storm over the next 24 hours.  Looking at the late afternoon mesoanalysis shows an area of strong 500mb height falls in the 60-120 meter range over Saskatchewan and Manitoba while pockets of 60 meter H5 height falls covered the Central Plains with a smaller area over the Western High Plains.  Several areas of low pressure were located to the west of Minnesota and also well to our south/southeast this afternoon.  A cold front was over the Central Dakotas.  A mild southerly flow covered the Northland today under partly sunny to mostly cloudy skies, high temperatures were in the low to mid 50s with 40s along the North Shore of Lake Superior and also over the Arrowhead.  Winds today were out of the east or southeast at 10 to 20 mph.

Forecast Discussion for Northeast Minnesota and Northwest Wisconsin

Short Term Forecast – Confidence:  Medium to High.

Tonight (October 27)

Rain overspreads the Northland from south to north as a cold front approaches from the west with low pressure moving up from the S/SE.  Lows will be in the 40s with east or southeast winds at 10 to 20 mph with higher gusts possible.

Wednesday and Wednesday night (October 28)

Low pressure will deepen during this period as it moves from the Wisconsin-Illinois state line tomorrow morning to East Central Lake Superior by tomorrow evening.  The pressure will drop from around 1000mb tomorrow morning to around 987mb by tomorrow evening.

A vigorous mid/upper level trough/low will be digging south/east out of the Northern Plains and into the Upper Midwest.

The combination of the deepening low to our south/east and the approaching mid-upper level trough/low will go on to produce falling heights and lowering thicknesses over the Northland on Wednesday.

We start this evening with heights of 564 meters, but by tomorrow late afternoon or evening heights should be down near 534 meters!  That is impressive.

Temperatures aloft will cool to between 0 and -4C over our area on Wednesday which is cold enough to support frozen precipitation.  The problem will be the surface temperature which will likely take a little longer to drop to levels that would support frozen precipitation.

Will start the day primarily in the 40s in Northeast Minnesota and Northwest Wisconsin but temperatures should fall through the 30s from west-east during the afternoon hours.

Temperatures should then hold in the 30s into Wednesday evening, but warm air dropping south out of Ontario could result in slowly rising temperatures back up around 40 or into the low 40s once again by late Wednesday night – This surge of warm air will move from north-south across the Northland late Tomorrow night.

Rain Wednesday morning will begin to mix with snow in Western-Southwest parts of the area with the rain-snow line then spreading slowly toward the east/southeast during the afternoon and evening.  Note:  The precipitation type over most of Northwest Wisconsin, North Shore of Lake Superior, and up along the Borderland should stay in the form of rain during the day on Wednesday.

By Wednesday night expect snow in Southern parts of the Northland and also over the Arrowhead of Minnesota with rain or a rain/snow mix elsewhere.

Winds Wednesday morning will be out of the north, east, or west at 10 to 20 mph.  Winds Wednesday afternoon and night will be out of the north or west at 10 to 20 mph with higher gusts.

Thursday (October 29)

Deep area of low pressure lifts into Eastern Canada.  Lingering rain or snow in Northeast Minnesota and Northwest Wisconsin will end during the morning with mainly dry conditions expected for the afternoon and evening hours.  Highs on Thursday in the 30s and 40s with lows Thursday night in the 20s and 30s.

5 DAY FORECAST FOR DULUTH AND SUPERIOR

.Tonight…  Mostly cloudy.  Rain developing after 9 PM with rain after midnight.  Low 40 to 45.  Wind east at 10 to 20 mph with higher gusts possible.

.Wednesday…  Rain.  Rain could become mixed with snow away from Lake Superior during the afternoon.  High 40 to 45 with slowly falling temperatures.  Wind east to northeast at 10 to 20 mph shifting to northwest in the afternoon.

.Wednesday night…  Rain or snow.  Light snowfall accumulations possible on top of the hill.  No snow accumulation expected closer to Lake Superior.  Low 32 to 37.  Wind northwest at 10 to 20 mph.

.Thursday…  Rain showers possible early otherwise considerable cloudiness.  High 40 to 45.

.Thursday night…  Partly to mostly cloudy.  Low 27 to 32.

.Friday…  Partly sunny.  High 40 to 45.

.Friday night…  Partly to mostly cloudy.  Low 35 to 40.

.Saturday…  Partly to mostly cloudy.  High 47 to 52.

Normal temperatures for Tuesday

High:  46
Low:   31

Sunrise Wednesday:  7:45 AM CDT
Sunset Wednesday:   5:59 PM CDT

Tim