/Issued 6:17 PM CDT, Saturday, June 2, 2018/
Always tricky determining what time skies will clear when you have a slow moving system passing through the area. Timing shown below on when skies start to clear could be off a bit — Could happen earlier, or could be later in the afternoon.
Radar loop ending at 6:45 PM CDT, Saturday, June 2, 2018. Steadiest rain now affecting far northeast Minnesota, with scattered rain showers continuing for areas off to the west.
12z NAM-Nest model Simulated Radar Forecast from 8 PM this evening to 4 PM Sunday. Rain and scattered showers expected over most of the Northland into Sunday morning with decreasing shower activity for Sunday afternoon.
Water vapor satellite loop from June 2, 2018. Quite an impressive system for early June impacting the upper Midwest today with a negative tilted trough pushing slowly across the area with 12-hour 500mb height falls of up to 90 meters per SPC meso-analysis, that’s impressive for this time of year.
12z European Ensemble model
GEFS Temperature Anomaly Forecast valid through June 16, 2018.
Orange/Red colors=Above Normal Temperatures
Blue colors=Below Normal Temperatures
Warmer than normal temperatures are expected for the most part through mid June, of course near Lake Superior temperatures could go either way depending on the wind direction, but elsewhere in Minnesota and Wisconsin the forecast calls for generally above normal temperatures for the next 2 weeks or so. Note: Normal highs in the Northland in early June are in the mid 60s to lower 70s. Normal lows generally in the mid to upper 40s.
Rainfall Reports for Saturday, June 2, 2018
Note: Rainfall totals listed below are through 4 PM Saturday, June 2
McGregor, MN: 2.15 in
Two Harbors, MN: 1.44 in
Hinckley, MN: 1.29 in
Saginaw, MN: 1.25 in
Moose Lake, MN: 1.20 in
Kabetogama, MN: 1.17 in
Solon Springs, WI: 1.09 in
Littlefork, MN: 1.02 in
Minong, WI: 0.97 in
Duluth Airport: 0.95 in
Hill City, MN: 0.85 in
Chisholm-Hibbing Airport: 0.78 in
Hayward, WI: 0.71 in
Washburn, WI: 0.63 in
Superior, WI: 0.56 in
Grand Rapids, MN: 0.54 in
Ashland, WI: 0.50 in
Isabella, MN: 0.49 in
Ely, MN: 0.48 in
Siren, WI: 0.47 in
Glidden, WI: 0.46 in
Cass Lake, MN: 0.42 in
Brainerd, MN: 0.36 in
Note: Through 6 PM today — 0.95 inches of rain at the Duluth Airport making this the 3rd wettest June 2 on record. Record wettest 1.51 inches on June 2, 1902.
Note: Through 6 PM today — 0.96 inches of rain at International Falls making this the 5th wettest June 2 on record. Record wettest 1.66 inches on June 2, 1990.
A rainy and cool early June day over the Northland thanks to an area of low pressure and a potent upper level trough which moved east into the upper Midwest today, there is also a cold front late this afternoon over central Minnesota which is moving toward the east — Strong forcing and moist air along and east of this system led to widespread rain with embedded thunderstorms and heavy downpours over northeast Minnesota and northwest Wisconsin today. Highs were in the 40s in northeast Minnesota and far northern Wisconsin to the lower 60s in the Brainerd area.
Mostly cloudy skies should continue into Sunday morning. Areas of rain, drizzle and showers with some fog will also persist tonight through Sunday morning. Weather conditions should start to improve from SW-NE Sunday afternoon with most of us seeing at least some sunshine by late Sunday afternoon as low pressure and upper level trough exit slowly to the north/east through Sunday.
Lows tonight will range from the upper 30s to around 50 degrees. Highs for Sunday ranging from the upper 40s to mid 60s with the coolest temperatures in far northeast Minnesota.
Monday looks like one of the nicer days in the week ahead with some sun, west winds along with highs in the 70s to around 80 degrees.
Forecast for Duluth and Superior
.Tonight… Mostly cloudy. Some fog and drizzle. Showers. Low 40 to 45. Wind east at 10 to 20 mph becoming southwest late.
.Sunday… Breezy. Mostly cloudy. Drizzle and showers mainly before Noon. Some clearing developing during the afternoon. High 59 to 64. Wind west to northwest at 10 to 20 mph with gusts to 25 mph.
.Monday… Warmer. Partly cloudy. High 74 to 79. Wind southwest at 10 to 20 mph.
Normal Temperatures for June 3
Sunrise Sunday: 5:17 AM CDT
Sunset Sunday: 8:57 PM CDT