Note: Another 80 degree day in Duluth today which makes it 9 days in a row with a high temperature of at least 80 degrees. Will probably hit 80 again Friday which would extend the streak to 10 consecutive days with a high of at least 80 degrees, but it looks unlikely that will hit 80 Saturday which would end the streak at 10 days.
Local Storm Reports for July 4, 2019
•4:39 PM: Flash Flood — Siren, WI (Burnett County) Flash flooding in Siren. Cars were driving through about 6 to 12 inches of water along Wisconsin Highway 35 at DJOCK Street.
•3:34 PM: Flash Flood — 6 SW Webb Lake, WI (Burnett County) Minor flooding. 1.72 inches of rain in 77 minutes.
•2:53 PM: Flash Flood — 1 E Odanah, WI (Ashland County) 6 inches of water across Maple Street near Kinnickinnic Street and Denomie Creek.
•2:52 PM: Hail — 0.25 inch. 2 NNE Trade River, WI (Burnett County)
Rainfall reports from July 4, 2019
Note: Totals listed below are through 5 PM, July 4.
Siren, WI: 2.66 inch
Ashland, WI: 2.16 inch
Hinckley, MN: 1.09 inch
1 SSW Grantsburg, WI: 1.09 inch
Barnes, WI: 1.05 inch
Minong, WI: 1.03 inch
Saginaw, MN: 0.94 inch
Washburn, WI: 0.63 inch
Moose Lake, MN: 0.63 inch
Clam Lake, WI: 0.59 inch
Hayward, WI: 0.20 inch
Duluth, MN (Airport) 0.11 inch
Superior, WI (Airport) 0.02 inch
Goes-16 visible satellite loop from July 4, 2019 — Showers and thunderstorms were widespread in northwest Wisconsin and eastern Minnesota on this Independence Day 2019 (see radar loop below) as a low pressure disturbance moved E-NE across the upper Midwest. Torrential rainfall and lightning were the main hazards from today’s storms with rainfall rates of a half inch to nearly 2 inches in a short amount of time. Showers and thunderstorms were more scattered today in northeast Minnesota with some locations only getting a little rain or no rain at all, while other locations saw a downpour or two throughout the afternoon.
Radar loop from July 4, 2019.
Low temperature forecast for Friday morning, July 5.
Scattered showers and thunderstorms will continue this evening in northwest Wisconsin and far northeast Minnesota but expect a diminishing trend in the rain from west to east this evening.
Overnight looks mainly dry with areas of fog. Lows ranging from the middle 50s to middle 60s.
High temperature forecast for Friday, July 5.
Friday looks mainly dry for most of the area but a few showers could affect southern areas. Warm temps continue Friday with highs ranging from the upper 70s to lower 80s but it won’t be as humid as it was on the Fourth with dew points Friday afternoon ranging from around 50 degrees to the lower 60s.
Forecast for Duluth
.Tonight… Humid. Isolated showers early. Partly to mostly cloudy. Patchy fog possible. Low 58 to 63. Wind variable around 10 mph.
.Friday… Partly to mostly cloudy. High 77 to 82. Wind variable around 10 mph.
.Saturday… Breezy and cooler. Partly cloudy. High 68 to 73, cooler near Lake Superior. Wind east 10 to 20 mph.
Normal temperatures for July 5
July 5 Sunrise: 5:21 AM CDT
July 5 Sunset: 9:05 PM CDT