Dry into early next week; Cool tonight (isolated patchy frost possible in NW Wisconsin away from Lake Superior)

Clear or clearing skies combined with diminishing winds will lead to a pretty chilly early July night across northeast Minnesota and northwest Wisconsin, with lows tonight bottoming out in the upper 30s to around 50 degrees, but a few of the typical cold spots well inland from Lake Superior could drop into the middle 30s early Thursday morning, and if this happens then a few patches of frost could form, but widespread frost is not expected tonight, and the best chance for a patch or two of frost late tonight looks to be over northwest Wisconsin, well inland from Lake Superior.

…Record Lows for July 8th…

Note: I don’t think will tie or set any new low temperature records come Thursday morning, although Ashland and Hibbing might come close to tying or breaking their record lows.

Ashland, WI: 36 set in 1918

Duluth, MN: 37 set in 1961

Hibbing, MN: 37 set in 2015

Brainerd, MN: 38 set in 1978

International Falls, MN: 40 set in 1958 and 2015


A dry weather pattern will be with us at least through next Monday, July 12th the way it looks now.

After two days of much cooler temperatures and a gusty NE wind in Duluth, will start to see milder temperatures return on Thursday with a lot less wind as well. Even warmer temperatures are possible starting Friday and continuing into next week, with several days of temperatures at or above 80 a possibility.

Note: Normal highs in Duluth from July 8th through July 17th range from 77 to 78 degrees, with normal lows ranging from 56 to 57 degrees.

About the only real weather issue we could be dealing with the next few days could be some haze/smoke in the air due to multiple wildfires which continue to burn in eastern Manitoba and western Ontario province Canada (yellow outlined area) The HRRR smoke model forecast keeps most of this smoke N-NW of Minnesota through Thursday, but then on Friday we may see some thicker smoke aloft begin to drift S/SE into some parts of the Northland.

Goes-16 visible satellite loop from Wednesday, July 7, 2021.


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