Rain and snow continues south of Duluth this evening; cool and breezy with isolated snow/rain showers Sunday

-Rain and some wet snow will continue into this evening over parts of east-central Minnesota and southern portions of northwest Wisconsin, this precipitation is forecast to diminish from NW-SE later tonight. Note: Additional snowfall through this evening should remain under an inch.

-Another cool day on the way for Sunday under mostly cloudy to partly sunny skies. A few light snow or rain showers are possible. Highs will be in the 40s to around 50 degrees with a north wind at 10 to 20 mph with higher gusts possible.

Simulated radar forecast valid from 7 PM this evening to 7 PM Sunday.

Source: 18z NAM-WRF model 5.9.2020; https://weathermodels.com/

Snowfall Reports from around the Northland for May 9, 2020

Source: https://www.weather.gov/dlh/

Deerwood, MN: 3.0″
1 SW Crosby, MN: 2.2″
4 ESE Casino, MN: 2.0″
3 N Brainerd, MN: 1.5″
3 E Rossburg, MN: 1.5″
Walker, MN: 1.3″

What a nice looking storm!

A strong area of low pressure continues to move SE across the eastern Dakotas this afternoon with rain and some wet snow occurring ahead of this system across parts of central and eastern Minnesota.

Source: Goes-16 water vapor imagery 5.9.2020; https://weather.cod.edu/

A tongue of warmer air covered southeastern Minnesota this afternoon with temps in the 60s, but its much colder in central Minnesota where strong dynamic cooling has occurred today causing rain to change over to wet heavy snow at times.

Strong upper level low has moved into the northeast US today, while another strong system dives SE out of the Northern Plains.

On Friday, Brainerd, Duluth and Hibbing all had low temperatures that ranked in the top 5 coldest on record for May 8th.

A cool weather pattern persists across the Northland for the next several days.

Source: 12z European ensemble model 5.9.2020; https://weathermodels.com/

But, hold on! A warmer pattern is still forecast to develop between May 16-18.

Source: 12z European ensemble model 5.9.2020


Forecast for Duluth and Superior

.Tonight… Mostly cloudy. Low 30 to 33. Wind becoming north to northeast 10 to 20 mph.

.Sunday… Breezy. Partly sunny. High 43 to 48. wind north 15 to 25 mph.

.Monday… Mostly sunny. High 45 to 50. Wind northwest 10 to 20 mph.

Normal temperatures for May 10

High 61
Low 39

Records for May 10

High 86 degrees set in 2007
Low 23 degrees set in 1981

Sunrise Sunday 5:40 AM CDT
Sunset Sunday 8:31 PM CDT

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