/Issued 4:19 PM CDT, Friday, July 27, 2018/
Little chilly up north early Friday morning with a few cities in northeast Minnesota having their 2nd coldest minimum temperature on record for July 27 — See climate data below.
12z European Computer Model 7.27.2018
Goes-16 visible satellite loop from Friday, July 27, 2018 (Ending around 3:30 PM CT) An upper level and surface area of low pressure continues to spin over eastern Canada today.
12z GEFS model 7.27.2018
Total Precipitation Anomaly Forecast valid through August 12, 2018
Green colors=Above normal precipitation
White=Near normal precipitation
Yellow/Brown colors=Below normal precipitation
Long range model trends continue to show a wetter pattern potentially developing across the upper Midwest and western Great Lakes in early August.
Climate Data for July 27, 2018
2nd coldest low temperature on record for July 27 with a low Friday morning of 39 degrees. The record low for July 27 is 34 degrees set in 2005.
International Falls, Minnesota
2nd coldest low temperature on record for July 27 with a low Friday morning of 40 degrees. The record low for July 27 is 36 degrees set in 1971.
Climate Data for July 26, 2018
3rd coldest high temperature on record for July 26 with a high on Thursday of 68 degrees. The record coldest high for July 27 is 66 degrees set in 1901.
4th coldest high temperature on record for July 26 with a high on Thursday of 67 degrees. The record coldest high for July 27 is 59 degrees set in 2013.
Note: Low temperature of 49 degrees at the Duluth Airport Friday morning, July 27 is the first time this month with a low temperature below 50 F, and the first time since June 26 (About a month ago) with a low temperature below 50 F.
Milder temperatures returned to the Northland today after yesterday’s brief cool down. Highs today were mainly in the low to mid 70s under partly to mostly cloudy skies. The weather pattern hasn’t changed much since Thursday with an upper level and surface area of low pressure still covering eastern Ontario and Quebec Provinces in eastern Canada — N/NW flow aloft is in place over the upper Midwest between the low over eastern Canada and high pressure which was over the northern Plains today.
A few spotty showers are possible this evening in far northern Minnesota, otherwise dry tonight under partly to mostly cloudy skies with lows falling into the 40s and 50s.
Saturday and Sunday will feature a mix of sun and clouds with highs in the 70s to around 80 degrees. Isolated to scattered coverage showers and a few thunderstorms are expected both days with activity tending to peak during the mid to late afternoon into the early evening hours. Severe weather is not expected this weekend, but brief downpours and occasional lightning will accompany these storms with some small hail and or gusty winds possible in the strongest storms.
Monday looks dry with highs in the upper 70s to mid 80s.
Mild temps should continue next Tuesday as a cold front approaches from the northwest — Scattered showers and possibly a few thunderstorms will return to the Northland late Tuesday afternoon through Wednesday morning as that front moves through the area.
Normal Temperatures for July 28 at Duluth, Minnesota
Sunrise Saturday: 5:44 AM CDT
Sunset Saturday: 8:46 PM CDT