Here comes tonight’s cold front marked by a line of sprinkles and rain showers which will continue to move quickly to the east this evening. Note: Rain chances in Duluth and Superior until around 6-6:30 this evening otherwise dry tonight.
Radar loop ends at 5:04 PM, Monday, October 5, 2020.
Locations that have gotten a little rain this afternoon haven’t received very much as radar estimates show only around a trace to a tenth of an inch of rain today across parts of northern Minnesota.
Warmer temperatures moved into the Northland today as highs topped out in the 60s with temps up around 70 degrees in the Brainerd area this afternoon.
Note: Tuesday’s highs will vary from the 50s in far northeast Minnesota to the 70s over east-central Minnesota and southern portions of northwest Wisconsin, or generally from the Brainerd Lakes to Hayward Lakes corridor. It will also be windy on Tuesday, especially across southern portions of the Northland as west winds increase to 15 to 30 mph by Tuesday afternoon.
Some wildfire smoke has made its way back into the upper Midwest today thanks to a wind shift to the WSW which is carrying some smoke NE out of the Rockies today.
Cold air mass which was over the Northland over the last few days has pushed well to the east today and has been replaced by a milder/Pacific air mass.
Two cold fronts will move across the Northland through Tuesday evening with a chance for a few showers.
Water vapor loop from Monday, October 5, 2020.
A few showers and isolated thunderstorms are possible across northeast Minnesota and northwest Wisconsin on Tuesday with the better chances for rain generally along and north of Highway 2 in northeast Minnesota.
18z NAM 3km model radar forecast valid from 7 AM Tuesday to 7 AM Wednesday.
Some locations in far northern Minnesota and over the Arrowhead could pick up a tenth to quarter inch of rain by Tuesday evening, while further south only around a trace to perhaps 0.05″ of rain is expected through Tuesday evening.
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