/Issued 5:20 PM CST, Friday, November 17, 2017/
Here’s the Climate Prediction Center’s long range temperature outlook for days 6 through 10.
Radar loop ending at 4:45 PM CST. Snow and mixed precipitation continues early this evening in northwest Wisconsin with movement of the precipitation toward the east.
12z Euro Ensemble temperature anomaly forecast for next Monday through Saturday.
Note: Still some slight differences on the eastern extent of next week’s ridge, but it’s looking like our local area will have ups and downs in temperatures for next week with the mildest days Monday and again Thanksgiving which could persist into Friday. One thing is almost certain, and it’s that no major storm systems will be impacting the Northland next week.
12z GEFS temperature anomaly forecast for next Monday through Saturday.
Note: The average high temperature between 4 computer models for Duluth for Thanksgiving is 30 degrees, this is cooler compared to Thursday’s 12z run; European model remains the warmest for Thanksgiving with a high of 40 degrees while the GFS and Canadian model is cooler with a high in the mid 20s.
The good news is that will see at least a little bit of sun this weekend (knock on wood) The bad news is that temperatures will be on the cool side as the next batch of cold air sweeps into the upper Midwest behind today’s system which brought some rain, snow and sleet to the Northland.
Lows tonight will range from the single digits and teens in northern Minnesota with 20s in northwest Wisconsin. Note: As temperatures drop later tonight, wet roads and sidewalks could turn icy in parts of the Northland. Use caution if driving or walking.
Saturday’s highs will range from the lower 20s to around 30 degrees. Lows Saturday night will fall into the single digits and teens.
Lingering light rain, snow and sleet will continue for a time this evening in parts of northwest Wisconsin otherwise expect areas of fog, drizzle and freezing drizzle early this evening followed by mainly dry weather overnight. Dry conditions will carry over into Saturday and Sunday as well. However, some lake effect snow showers are possible along the South Shore of Lake Superior from late tonight through Saturday night.
Note: Today’s high at the Duluth Airport was 33 degrees, below average for November 17. Our streak of consecutive days without an above average high temperature is now at 22 days and counting (Over 3 weeks ago!) Our next chance for an above normal high temperature will come on Monday.
Forecast for Duluth and Superior
.Tonight… Patchy fog and drizzle early otherwise mostly cloudy with some clearing during the night. Low 20 to 25. Wind becoming northwest at 10 to 20 mph.
.Saturday… Partly to mostly cloudy. High 27 to 32. Wind northwest at 10 to 20 mph.
.Sunday… Partly to mostly cloudy. High 26 to 31. Wind southwest at 10 to 20 mph.
Normal temperatures for Saturday
Sunrise Saturday: 7:16 AM CST
Sunset Saturday: 4:31 PM CST