Gusty and Cool NE wind near Lake Superior this weekend, milder and less windy inland

-A gusty northeast will return near Lake Superior this weekend with wind gusts of 20 to 30 mph Saturday and Sunday with high temperatures in the upper 30s to middle 40s.

-It’ll be less windy farther inland this weekend, and it will also be warmer with highs Saturday in the upper 50s to middle 60s. Highs on Sunday mainly in the 50s. Easterly winds 5 to 15 mph both Saturday and Sunday.

-A few showers will continue to move SE through parts of the Northland this evening but these will diminish by late this evening.

Radar loop below ending at 5 PM Friday, April 24, 2020.

Source: MRMS radar;

Mainly dry weather is expected overnight through early Saturday afternoon followed by a few showers mainly in western-southern areas Saturday afternoon into Saturday evening. Note: Should be mainly dry on Saturday for areas near Lake Superior including in Duluth and Superior.

Simulated radar forecast valid from 7 AM Saturday to 11 PM Saturday.

Source: 18z NAM-WRF model 4.24.2020;


A mild Friday afternoon across most of the Northland with temperatures in the lower to middle 60s, but Brainerd is showing off with temps close to 70 degrees late this Friday afternoon.

Lake breeze is much lighter today compared to the last few days, so although it continues to be cooler close to Lake Superior today, it’s not quite as cold as it has been lately.

Scattered cumulus clouds popped up in parts of the Northland this afternoon, but look at the lack of clouds around Lake Superior, and also near some of the larger inland lakes today, pretty cool!

Source: Goes-16 satellite imagery 4.24.2020;

Still looks like we may see a stronger system with widespread rain impact portions of the Northland next week (Tuesday-Wednesday time frame) Models are showing some differences with the track of this system which will play a role on how much rain we get in our area.


Here’s a look at how much rain could fall through next Wednesday, although most of this would be with that system for next Tuesday-Wednesday.



Forecast for Duluth and Superior

.Tonight… Isolated showers early, otherwise partly to mostly cloudy. Low 30 to 35. Wind northeast 5 to 15 mph.

.Saturday… Windy. Partly cloudy. High 48 to 53 but cooler near Lake Superior. Wind east to northeast 15 to 30 mph.

.Sunday… Breezy. Partly to mostly cloudy. High 45 to 50 but cooler near Lake Superior. Wind east to northeast 10 to 20 mph.

Normal temperatures for April 25

High 54
Low 34

Sunrise Saturday 6:02 AM CDT
Sunset Saturday 8:21 PM CDT

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