Pleasant weather tonight and Wednesday; rain chances increase late in the week

Mild temperatures continue across the Northland on Wednesday with highs in the mid 70s to mid 80s. Looks like will have a few more clouds on Wednesday compared to the abundant sunshine we saw on Tuesday, and there is also a chance for a few showers on Wednesday, mainly over southern portions of the Northland including for the Brainerd lakes, Aitkin and Hinckley areas.

Chances for showers and thunderstorms increase late this week as a cold front approaches from the west. Looks like the best chance for getting some rain across the Northland will be from Friday into Friday night, although a few showers can’t completely be ruled out on Thursday, but these chances look pretty slim the way it looks now.

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Today, August 11th marks the 2nd time so far this month, and the 35th time so far this summer where the high temperature has reached at least 80 degrees at Duluth, Minnesota. On average Duluth sees 23 days at or above 80 degrees during the summer (June 1st to August 31st) Note: Last summer had 42 days at or above 80 degrees in Duluth.

It’s been a warm summer across the Northland with average temperatures running 1 to nearly 4 degrees warmer than normal!

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

Here are the average temperatures and their departure from normal from June 1st to August 10th, 2020.

Duluth, MN: 67.1 degrees; +3.7 degrees above normal

International Falls, MN: 65.2 degrees; +1.9 degrees above normal

Hibbing, MN: 63.7 degrees; +1.6 degrees above normal

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Here’s a look at the temperature anomaly map for the US for Summer 2020 (thru August 10th)

Orange colored areas: Above normal temperatures

Green colored areas: Below normal temperatures

Gray colored areas: Near normal temperatures

Thanks for reading!

Tim

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