Cool temps continue into midweek; a little rain Wednesday

-Record/near record cold is possible in the Northland Tuesday morning, here are the record lows for May 12th.

Hibbing 20F set in 1996 and 1946

Ashland 20F set in 1914

International Falls 22F set in 2013 and 1996

Brainerd 23F set in 1946

Duluth 24F set in 1946

-Another sunny, but cool day ahead for Tuesday with highs in northeast Minnesota and northwest Wisconsin in the lower to middle 50s. Winds will be out of the northwest for most of the day, but shifting to the west-southwest later in the afternoon. Wind speeds of 5 to 15 mph with gusts to around 20 mph.

-Clouds increase on Wednesday with some light rain at times. Not looking at a heavy soaking rain, generally light rainfall with totals of around one- quarter to perhaps one-half inch by Thursday morning.

*Record Event*

Record Low Temperature broken for May 11th at International Falls, Minnesota. Low temperature Monday morning was 21 degrees, this sets a new record low for May 11th, the previous record low was 23 degrees set in 2018.

Note: On Sunday, Ashland and Hibbing both had a high temperature which ranked in the top 5 coldest on record for May 10th.

Forecast for Duluth and Superior

.Tonight… Clear. Low 26 to 31. Wind northwest around 10 mph.

.Tuesday… Sunny. High 50 to 55. Wind northwest 5 to 15 mph.

.Wednesday… Becoming mostly cloudy. Some light rain possible at times. High 45 to 50 but cooler near Lake Superior. Wind east to southeast 10 to 15 mph.

Normal temperatures for May 12

High 61
Low 40

Records for May 12

High: 84 degrees set in 1940
Low: 24 degrees set in 1946

Sunrise Tuesday 5:37 AM CDT
Sunset Tuesday 8:34 PM CDT

After a cloudy weekend, it was nice to see the sun today, and wow talk about widespread abundant sunshine, nearly all of Minnesota and a good chunk of Wisconsin seeing sunny skies late this afternoon.

Still dealing with that pesky northerly flow of cool Canadian air across the upper Midwest and Great Lakes today which kept high temperatures 10 to 20 degrees cooler than normal for the 11th of May.

Check out how far below normal the temperatures are this afternoon across the Midwest, crazy stuff! Those blue and purple colors indicate temperatures that are running anywhere from 20 to 35 degrees colder than normal for May 11th.

Source: RTMA model; https://lab.weathermodels.com/

Thanks for reading!

Tim

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