Cool temps continue the next few days; a little rain possible midweek

-Sunshine returns to the Northland on Monday, but temperatures remain on the cool side with highs in the middle 40s to lower 50s. Winds will be out of the northwest at 10 to 20 mph.

-Tuesday will have fairly similar weather as Monday will have, although high temps may notch up a few degrees, possibly into the lower and middle 50s.

-Will have increasing cloudiness across the Northland on Wednesday with some rain possible mainly later in the day. Note: Early rainfall estimates per model data show upwards of a quarter inch of rain in northeast Minnesota and northwest Wisconsin for this midweek system.

Forecast for Duluth and Superior

.Tonight… Mostly cloudy followed by decreasing cloudiness overnight. Low 26 to 31. Wind north to northeast 10 to 20 mph.

.Monday… Mostly sunny. High 47 to 51. Wind northwest 10 to 20 mph.

.Tuesday… Mostly sunny. High 50 to 55. Wind west to northwest 10 to 20 mph.

Normal temperatures for May 11

High 61
Low 39

Records for May 11

High: 83 degrees set in 1991
Low: 23 degrees set in 1963

Sunrise Monday 5:38 AM CDT
Sunset Monday 8:33 PM CDT

Note: On Saturday, International Falls and Hibbing both had a low temperature ranking in the top 5 coldest on record for May 9th, while Brainerd had a high temperature which ranked in the top 5 coldest on record for May 9th.

A cool weather pattern will continue across the Northland through midweek, but slightly warmer temps (closer to average) are possible starting later this week.

Note: Normal highs this week are in the lower to middle 60s while normal lows are in the upper 30s to lower 40s.

Source: 12z European ensemble model 5.10.20;

System which impacted parts of the Northland on Saturday is moving across the Ohio Valley today. Also of note is the northerly flow coming out of Canada, not a good pattern for spring warm weather lovers.

Source: Goes-16 water vapor imagery 5.10.20;

This may have been the final snowfall event this season across the Northern Plains and upper Midwest. Snow will return in roughly 5 months.


Temperature and Precipitation report for Duluth, Minnesota for May 3rd to May 9th, 2020.

High Temperatures/Departure from Normal

5/3: 49 F/-9 degrees below normal
5/4: 44 F/-14 degrees below normal
5/5: 49 F/-10 degrees below normal
5/6: 64 F/+5 degrees above normal
5/7: 51 F/-9 degrees below normal
5/8: 46 F/-14 degrees below normal
5/9: 48 F/-12 degrees below normal

Low Temperatures/Departure from Normal

5/3: 33 F/-4 degrees below normal
5/4: 30 F/-7 degrees below normal
5/5: 32 F/-6 degrees below normal
5/6: 39 F/+1 degree above normal
5/7: 32 F/-7 degrees below normal
5/8: 25 F/-13 degrees below normal
5/9: 28 F/-11 degrees below normal

Note: Average Temperature in Duluth for the week of May 3rd, 2020: 40.6 degrees; -7.8 degrees below normal. Source:

Total Precipitation: 0.00″
Normal: 0.71″
Departure: -0.71″ below normal

State Average for Minnesota for the week of May 3rd, 2020

Temperature: 46.6 degrees
Departure: -6.0 degrees below normal

Precipitation: 0.23″
Departure: -0.50″ below normal

Average temperature, departure from mean for the week of May 3rd, 2020. Source:

Note: Average temps across the Northland last week were some 5 to 10 degrees colder than normal.

Total precipitation, departure from mean for the week of May 3rd, 2020.

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