/Issued 5:33 PM CDT, Wednesday, June 20, 2018/
June 20, 2018
Dramatic warming taking place today at the head of Lake Superior with water temperatures this Wednesday afternoon ranging from the lower 70s at McQuade Harbor to the lower 60s at the Western Lake Superior buoy. With strong NE winds developing this evening, we should see these warm water temperatures trend colder as the NE wind pushes cooler water temps down from central/northern Lake Superior where water temps this afternoon are only in the upper 30s!
12z NAM – Temperature forecast valid 9 AM Thursday to 6 PM Thursday
An upper low to our south will keep temperatures on the cool side Thursday while less clouds and warmer temperatures are found farther north here in the Northland, if you’re away from Lake Superior that is.
Link to Flood Warning statements — https://forecast.weather.gov/wwamap/wwatxtget.php?cwa=dlh&wwa=flood%20warning
Flood Information Links
•Current Closures in northwest Wisconsin (PDF) http://transportal.cee.wisc.edu/resources/folders/downloads/511/CurrentAlertsFolder/Current_Closures.pdf
A picture perfect last day of spring across the Northland with highs in the upper 70s to middle 80s! Skies were partly to mostly sunny with not much wind to speak of, although a stronger lake breeze is beginning to develop at 5 PM today along the North Shore of Lake Superior.
Mainly dry through Thursday night under clear to partly cloudy skies. Lows tonight ranging from the middle 40s to around 60 degrees, coolest temperatures likely to be found near Lake Superior. Highs Thursday in the 70s and 80s, warmest temps in far northern Minnesota. A stronger lake breeze expected for Thursday so highs near Lake Superior will likely be in the 50s to lower 60s.
Highs Friday in the upper 70s to middle 80s, not as strong of a lake breeze expected for Friday so temperatures should warmup again by the lake, probably into the middle 70s.
Spotty showers could develop Friday afternoon/evening mainly in far northern Minnesota, then a chance for a few showers and isolated thunderstorms over most of the Northland Saturday, shifting to western areas on Sunday — These showers would be caused by a cold front which moves south out of Ontario Province over the weekend, not expecting any severe weather, and coverage of rain showers doesn’t look widespread Saturday or Sunday so there should be many dry hours this weekend. 70s and 80s for highs Saturday, cooler Sunday especially near Lake Superior as a strong NE wind develops once again.
Forecast for Duluth and Superior
.Tonight… Clear to partly cloudy. Turning breezy. Low 49 to 54. Wind east to northeast increasing to 15 to 25 mph.
.Thursday… Breezy and cooler. Partly to mostly sunny. High 67 to 72, but cooler near Lake Superior. Wind east at 10 to 20 mph.
.Friday… Partly cloudy. High 75 to 80. Wind east to southeast at 10 to 15 mph.
Normal Temperatures for June 21
Sunrise Thursday: 5:14 AM CDT
Sunset Thursday: 9:07 PM CDT