/Issued 5:06 PM CDT, Monday, August 28, 2017/
Won’t be much longer until we’re dealing with frost potential across the Northland — Map below shows the average date of the first freezing temperature (32 degrees)
Duluth, Minnesota (Airport location) First freezing temperature data since 2012. Note: In the last 5 years the first freeze at the Duluth Airport has occurred later than average by 1 to 2 weeks.
2016: October 9th
2015: October 7th
2014: October 6th
2013: October 19th
2012: October 6th
Note: Some parts of northeast Minnesota have already had their first freeze (Pink shaded areas on map) This occurred late last week, August 24th-25th time frame, earlier than usual for the area that had their first freeze late last week.
Visible satellite loop through 4:45 PM CDT, August 28, 2017. Skies continue to clear in northeast Minnesota and northwest Wisconsin late this afternoon but fog will become an issue later tonight.
Here’s an early look at the weather for the upcoming Labor Day holiday weekend — Still a few days away so things could change a bit, but right now looks like we could be dealing with some rain both Saturday and Sunday in parts of northeast Minnesota and northwest Wisconsin. Saturday’s chance looks greatest during the morning, while on Sunday the chance for rain is greatest during the afternoon/evening.
Harvey rainfall totals from August 24-28, 2017 (Through 3 PM August 28)
Note: Link to more rainfall and wind reports http://www.wpc.ncep.noaa.gov/discussions/nfdscc1.html
First Colony, Texas 4 WSW: 35.01 in
Waller, Texas 3 WSW: 34.90 in
League City, Texas 2 W: 33.96 in
South Houston, Texas 4 SSW: 30.32 in
Pasadena, Texas 2 ESE: 25.63 in
Houston/Intercontinental: 24.79 in
Houston/Will Hobby: 24.47 in
College Station, Texas 2 SSW: 19.64 in
Lake Charles, Louisiana 11.5 SSW: 9.65 in
The weather continues to slowly improve after a couple of real crappy days around here. Upper level system was now southeast of the Northland with a gradual clearing trend noted on visible satellite imagery across the Northland. Western parts of the area had sunshine the longest today which resulted in warmer temperatures with highs in the mid to even upper 70s — Farther east it took longer for the clouds to break up, and this resulted in cooler temperatures with highs in the mid 60s to around 70 degrees this afternoon.
Will have areas of fog developing over northeast Minnesota and northwest Wisconsin later this evening through the overnight hours, and this fog could linger past sunrise Tuesday, some of the fog could become dense! The fog should burn off Tuesday morning giving way to a partly to mostly sunny sky Tuesday afternoon.
Lows tonight will be in the 40s and 50s with highs Tuesday in the 70s with 80s from Brainerd, Grand Rapids up to International Falls and points west.
A cold front passes through the area from NW-SE on Wednesday — A few showers or thunderstorms could develop near this boundary as it moves through. Highs Wednesday will be in the 70s but cooling into the 60s near Lake Superior as a gusty NE wind develops behind the cold frontal passage.
Looks dry Thursday and Friday. Highs in the upper 60s to lower 70s Thursday, and mainly the 70s Friday. Cooler temperatures will occur both days near Lake Superior but more so on Thursday as a gusty NE wind continues.
Forecast for Duluth and Superior
.Tonight… Some clearing this evening with areas of fog developing overnight. Low 50 to 55. Wind variable around 10 mph.
.Tuesday… Areas of fog during the morning followed by some afternoon sunshine. High 70 to 75. Wind variable around 12 mph.
.Wednesday… Partly to mostly cloudy. Isolated showers possible. High 66 to 71. Wind shifting to the northeast at 10 to 20 mph during the afternoon.
Normal temperatures for Tuesday
Sunrise Tuesday: 6:25 AM CDT
Sunset Tuesday: 7:53 PM CDT