/Issued 5:36 PM CDT, Tuesday, September 26, 2017/
A link to Wisconsin Fall Foliage report https://www.travelwisconsin.com/fall-color-report
12z European computer model from 9.26.17 — 500mb height map valid for Wednesday, October 4, 2017.
Note: Totals listed below are from 7 AM Monday through ~4 PM Tuesday
Ashland, WI: 1.57 in
Saxon, WI 1 WSW: 1.13 in
Clam Lake, WI 4 W: 1.01 in
Eveleth-Virginia, MN: 1.00 in
Isabella, MN: 0.99 in
Hibbing, MN: 0.97 in
Grand Marais, MN: 0.84 in
Duluth, MN (Airport) 0.79 in
Phillips, WI: 0.79 in
Superior, WI: 0.77 in
Glidden, WI: 0.75 in
Hayward, WI: 0.72 in
Washburn, WI: 0.66 in
Ely, MN: 0.62 in
Solon Springs, WI: 0.61 in
Minong, WI: 0.60 in
Hill City, MN: 0.59 in
Brainerd, MN: 0.53 in
Orr, MN: 0.53 in
McGregor, MN: 0.52 in
Moose Lake, MN: 0.52 in
Cass Lake, MN: 0.49 in
Hinckley, MN: 0.41 in
Grand Rapids, MN 12 N: 0.40 in
Pine River, MN: 0.31 in
Littlefork, MN: 0.26 in
Walker, MN: 0.24 in
International Falls, MN: 0.23 in
Light rain, drizzle with areas of fog were found over the Northland today as an area of low pressure lifted northeast into the upper Great Lakes vicinity while an upper level trough moved E/NE through the northern Plains and adjacent areas of south central Canada. With the clouds and rain today highs were held in check with temperatures this afternoon ranging from around 50 to 60 degrees which is roughly 5-10 degrees below average for late September.
A break in the rain is coming! Low pressure and upper level trough will continue to move to the northeast tonight and away from the Northland — Lingering drizzle and scattered showers this evening followed by mainly dry weather overnight through Wednesday night. Mostly cloudy to partly cloudy skies tonight with areas of fog followed by partly to mostly sunny skies for Wednesday.
Lows tonight in the 40s with 30s in the typical cold spots. Highs Wednesday in the 50s to around 60 degrees.
A cold front passes through the area Thursday as low pressure slides SE but remaining northeast of the Northland. Could see a few spotty showers on Thursday but this doesn’t look like a real big deal at the moment. Highs Thursday ranging from 60 to around 70 degrees.
Note: Rain could return to northeast Minnesota and northwest Wisconsin Sunday as a warm air advection pattern develops ahead of an area of low pressure, warm front and cold front which will be over the northern Plains from Sunday into Monday, this system heads east reaching the Northland Tuesday with possible showers or thunderstorms the way it looks now.
Forecast for Duluth and Superior
.Tonight… Drizzle and light rain showers this evening. Mostly cloudy, some clearing at times. Areas of fog late. Low 44 to 49. Wind northwest at 10 to 15 mph.
.Wednesday… Partly to mostly cloudy. High 56 to 60. Wind west at 10 to 20 mph.
.Thursday… Partly to mostly cloudy. Isolated showers possible. High 62 to 67. Wind northwest at 10 to 20 mph.
Normal temperatures for Wednesday
Sunrise Wednesday: 7:03 AM CDT
Sunset Wednesday: 6:56 PM CDT