/Issued 5:14 PM CDT, Thursday, October 25, 2018/
Radar loop ending at 5:55 PM CDT, Thursday, October 25, 2018.
Widespread mostly light rain continues to fall across most of the Northland late this Thursday afternoon.
Goes-16 mid level water vapor satellite loop from Thursday, October 25, 2018.
A fairly active pattern in place right now, however, the system affecting the Northland today looks impressive but hasn’t been producing any heavy rainfall, just some light rain and drizzle.
Rainfall reports for October 25, 2018
Note: Totals listed below thru 5 PM Thursday
McGregor, MN: 0.30 in
Hill City, MN: 0.28 in
Brainerd, MN: 0.28 in
Grand Rapids, MN: 0.19 in
Duluth Airport: 0.12 in
Cass Lake, MN: 0.12 in
Walker, MN: 0.12 in
Chisholm-Hibbing Airport: 0.11 in
Grand Marais, MN: 0.11 in
Superior, WI: 0.07 in
Isabella, MN: 0.06 in
Ely, MN: 0.06 in
Two Harbors, MN: 0.03 in
Ashland, WI: 0.03 in
International Falls, MN: 0.02 in
Weather Synopsis for northeast Minnesota and northwest Wisconsin
We’re back into a wet weather pattern for the next few days, but no major storms will be impacting our area through the weekend.
Light rain and drizzle has been widespread across our area this afternoon with rainfall amounts thru late Thursday afternoon ranging from 0.02 inches at International Falls to 0.30 inches at McGregor. Mostly cloudy skies were common today with highs in the 40s (Pretty much average temps for late October)
Expect damp/unsettled conditions tonight and Friday as light rain, drizzle and some fog continue across the Northland under mostly cloudy skies. Note: There could be some breaks in the rain from time to time but expect at least some rain at times thru Friday night.
Several waves of low pressure moving E/SE thru the northern Plains and upper Midwest coupled with a lingering frontal boundary draped over our area will lead to this wet/gloomy weather during the next few days.
There is a chance that most of Saturday will end up mainly dry in our area, but a stronger wave approaching from the NW could affect us with another round of rain Saturday night, but there is some uncertainty with the track of this system, some models take it farther south which would result in less rainfall for our area Saturday night. Stay tuned.
As for temperatures, nothing extreme thru the weekend, fairly close to average temps for late October with daytime highs Friday, Saturday and Sunday mainly in the 40s while overnight lows will be above average due to the abundant cloud cover with lows tonight, Friday night and Saturday night in the mid 30s to mid 40s.
Duluth, Minnesota Climate Normals for October 26
Sunrise Friday: 7:42 AM CDT
Sunset Friday: 6:02 PM CDT