Pleasant weather this weekend; some rain possible Sunday night through Tuesday

Low Temperature reports from Friday morning, August 23, 2019. Source: https://www.weather.gov/dlh/

  • Brimson, MN: 35 F
  • Eveleth, MN: 36 F
  • Ashland, WI: 36 F
  • Chisholm-Hibbing, MN: 36 F
  • Hill City, MN: 37 F
  • Aitkin, MN: 37 F
  • Silver Bay, MN: 37 F
  • Crane Lake, MN: 37 F
  • Grand Marais, MN (Airport) 37 F
  • Cook, MN: 37 F
  • Ely, MN: 37 F
  • Bigfork, MN: 37 F
  • Glidden, WI: 38 F
  • Superior, WI (Airport) 38 F
  • Clam Lake, WI: 39 F
  • Embarrass, MN: 39 F
  • Orr, MN: 39 F

Note: No record lows Friday morning in the Northland but a few cities had a top 5 lowest minimum temperature on record for August 23, see list below.

Hibbing, Minnesota: 3rd lowest minimum temperature for August 23 with a low Friday morning of 36 degrees. The record low for August 23 is 31 degrees set in 2005.

Ashland, Wisconsin: 4th lowest minimum temperature for August 23 with a low Friday morning of 36 degrees. The record low for August 23 is 34 degrees set in 1946.

Source: 18z GFS model; https://www.tropicaltidbits.com

Greatest rain chances remain well west of the Northland through Sunday morning. Rain chances will slowly increase in our area Sunday PM through Monday.

Low temperature forecast for Saturday morning, August 24. Source: https://graphical.weather.gov

High temperature forecast for Saturday, August 24.

Still looking at a cooler weather pattern for next week with the greatest departures from normal represented by the green colors on the map below.

For the Northland we’re looking at highs in the mid 50s to mid 60s especially the middle of next week (Tuesday-Wednesday time frame)

Source: 12z European Ensemble model; https://weathermodels.com

…Weather Summary…

Things are looking good weather-wise this weekend as an upper level ridge of high pressure sets up over the Great Lakes which will slow the eastward progression of a cold front and upper trough which will be over the Northern Rockies and Northern Plains through Sunday.

Patchy fog is possible in the Northland tonight and again Saturday night, fog that forms should burn off between 7-9 AM both mornings. Otherwise we’re looking at generally partly cloudy skies through Sunday morning.

Still cool tonight although not as chilly as it was Friday morning. Lows tonight in the 40s and 50s with isolated 30s possible in the typical cold spots. Highs Saturday in the 70s with 60s along the North Shore of Lake Superior. South to east winds will continue through Saturday at 5 to 15 mph with gusts to 25 mph during the day Saturday.

Should still have some sunshine on Sunday but clouds will be on the increase during the day with rain showers gradually developing from SW-NE later in the day. Highs Sunday in the 60s and 70s.

Chance of rain increases Sunday night with rain possible at times Monday and Tuesday. A few thunderstorms are also possible Sunday night through Tuesday as we get a little bit of instability to build into the Northland.

Forecast for Duluth and Superior

.Tonight… Mostly clear. Patchy fog possible late. Low 49 to 54. Wind east 10 to 15 mph.

.Saturday… Patchy fog possible before 9 AM otherwise partly cloudy. High 70 to 75 with 60s near Lake Superior. Wind southeast 10 to 20 mph.

.Sunday… Partly to mostly cloudy. Showers possible later in the day. High 70 to 75. Wind south 10 to 20 mph.

Normal temperatures for August 24

  • High 73
  • Low 53
  • Sunrise Saturday 6:18 AM CDT
  • Sunset Saturday 8:04 PM CDT

Thanks for reading!

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