Dry pattern continues the next few days

A quiet and dry weather pattern continues across most of northeast Minnesota and northwest Wisconsin this week with the only exception being around the Brainerd lakes area on Wednesday where some drizzle or light rain showers are possible as a weak system heads SE out of the Northern Plains in the midweek time frame.

Highs on Tuesday should be similar to Monday’s highs which were in the mid 60s to mid 70s. Still looks like will be dealing with quite a bit of cloud cover on Tuesday, but some sunny breaks will likely occur at times.

Note: This morning, International Falls and Hibbing, Minnesota recorded a top 5 lowest minimum temperature on record for August 3rd. Low temperature this morning at International Falls was 39 degrees (record low is 37 degrees set in 1907) while Hibbing had a low temperature of 40 degrees this morning (record low is 35 degrees set in 1971)

A more humid weather pattern is possible in the Friday through Sunday time frame as southerly winds develop for a few days with dew points possibly reaching into the 60s and lower 70s, but until then a very comfortable air mass will remain over our area.

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Another day featuring widespread stratocumulus clouds across the Northland as we remain in a cool/northerly flow.

Loop time: 12:01 PM to 4:01 PM CDT, Monday, August 3, 2020

Source: https://weather.cod.edu/

Rainfall totals and their departure from normal since June 1st, 2020

Brainerd, Minnesota: 9.07″; +0.72″ above normal

International Falls, Minnesota: 6.32″; -1.47″ below normal

Duluth, Minnesota: 5.94″; -2.36″ below normal

Areas in the beige like color on the map below continue to run below normal in rainfall since June 1st, while the green colored areas have seen above normal rainfall since June 1st.

Source: https://mrcc.illinois.edu/

Total precipitation, percent of mean from July 19, 2020 to August 2, 2020.

Looking at near to slightly below normal rainfall across northeast Minnesota and northwest Wisconsin over the next 2 weeks.

Source: 12z European ensemble model 8.3.2020; https://weathermodels.com/

Thanks for reading!

Tim

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