Pleasant weather continues Wednesday; turning more humid this weekend

Highs across the Northland topped out in the low to mid 70s today except for mid to upper 60s near Lake Superior. Quite a bit of sunshine near Lake Superior this afternoon while a mix of sun/clouds were common elsewhere across northeast Minnesota and northwest Wisconsin.

A weak system heads SE out of the Northern Plains on Wednesday bringing some rain to western, central and southern Minnesota, but only some light rain showers or drizzle to the Northland, and those chances are highest around the Brainerd lakes area east toward Siren and Shell Lake. Highs on Wednesday are forecast to be in the 70s with south to southwest winds 5 to 15 mph.

Isolated showers can’t be ruled out Thursday or Friday, but for the most part it looks mainly dry in northeast Minnesota and northwest Wisconsin late this week. It will be turning muggier by Friday as dew points climb into the 60s to around 70 degrees.

18z HRRR model simulated radar forecast valid from 7 AM to 7 PM Wednesday, August 5, 2020.




Tropical Storm Isaias is lifting rapidly NNE across the northeast U.S. today, this system is actually preventing a low north of Lake Superior from moving much today as it spins just north of Lake Superior.

Goes-16 visible satellite loop from Tuesday, August 4, 2020.

Loop time 12:01 PM to 4:51 PM.




I’m still seeing signs per model guidance for a milder weather pattern for northeast Minnesota and northwest Wisconsin which actually starts over the next few days which could then could carry over into next week.

Probably won’t be seeing any 90 degree heat in our area through next week, but 70s and 80s will likely occur, and when you throw in higher dew points by late this week, and at times next week, it will start to feel more like summer once again.

Note: Orange/red colors on the maps below represent above normal temperatures while blue colors represent below normal temperatures.

Source: 12z GEFS model 8.4.2020;

Source: 12z European ensemble model (EPS) 8.4.2020;

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