/Issued 5:53 PM CST, Friday, January 26, 2018/
A warm late January day across the Northland
Duluth, Minnesota: 2nd warmest January 26 on record with a high temperature today of 45 degrees. The record high for January 26 is 47 degrees set in 1877.
Superior, Wisconsin: 2nd warmest January 26 on record with a high temperature today of 47 degrees. The record high for January 26 is 52 degrees set in 1973.
International Falls, Minnesota: 3rd warmest January 26 on record with a high temperature of 37 degrees today. The record high for January 26 is 43 degrees set in 2006.
The trend for this weekend will be for colder temperatures, this will occur thanks to an area of low pressure which was north of Minnesota today, this low will setup to our northeast Saturday while two cold fronts drop south and through the Northland. Winds will shift to the northwest Saturday afternoon and this will help drag colder temperatures down into our area. Not a whole lot of snow through the weekend, but there will be some flurries and snow showers at times especially Saturday with a dusting to an inch of new snow for some of us.
Lows tonight will range from around 10 above to the lower 20s; Highs Saturday in the teens and 20s with highs Sunday ranging from around 10 above to 20 above.
Note: The trend of no major snow events impacting the Northland looks to continue through next week. A small snow event is possible next Tuesday-Wednesday, January 30-31, but that doesn’t look to be more than an inch or so of snow, otherwise it’s a pretty dry forecast around here through the first weekend of February the way it looks now. The pattern also favors arctic air to return to the Northland starting later next week, around February 1st.
Forecast for Duluth and Superior
.Tonight… Partly to mostly cloudy. Low 20 to 25. Wind southwest at 10 to 20 mph, becoming west. Wind gusts to 25 mph possible.
.Saturday… Breezy. Mostly cloudy, few peeks of sun possible. Flurries or snow showers. High 25 to 28. Wind west at 15 to 25 mph.
.Sunday… Partly cloudy. High 15 to 20. Wind north to northwest at 10 to 20 mph.
Normal temperatures for Saturday
Sunrise Saturday: 7:39 AM CST
Sunset Saturday: 5:05 PM CST