5:11 PM Friday, August 12, 2022
- Scattered showers will continue in the Northland tonight with some heavier downpours and isolated thunderstorms possible in eastern Minnesota and northern Wisconsin.
- Mainly dry weather is expected this weekend, but a few showers are possible Sunday mainly across northern Minnesota and the Arrowhead.
- Some sunshine is likely at times this weekend, especially on Sunday, but even Saturday should feature some sunny breaks here and there.
- High temperatures this weekend will mainly be in the 70s, except for 60s in parts of northwest Wisconsin and near Lake Superior on Saturday.
- Next week’s weather is looking a little wet at times with daily chances for scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms from Monday through Friday.
Here’s a look at the NAM 3km model radar forecast through 7 AM Saturday.
Rainfall Totals for Friday, August 12, 2022
Totals listed below are through 4 PM Friday.
Hinckley, MN: 0.55″
Brainerd, MN: 0.49″
Siren, WI: 0.41″
McGregor, MN: 0.21″
Aitkin, MN: 0.15″
Walker, MN: 0.14″
Grand Rapids, MN: 0.13″
Superior Airport: 0.11″
Hayward, WI: 0.11″
Pine River, MN: 0.10″
Solon Springs, WI: 0.08″
Duluth Airport: 0.07″
Eveleth-Virginia, MN: 0.05″
Longville, MN: 0.05″
Chisholm-Hibbing Airport: 0.03″
Here’s a look at 12-hour radar rainfall estimates from today, Friday, August 12 ending at 4 PM.
Warm temperatures surround a pocket of rain cooled air today with much of western and southern South Dakota well into the 90s this afternoon, with near 90-degree temps into southwest Minnesota, while temperatures are only in the 60s from north-central to southeast Minnesota into much of Wisconsin this afternoon.
Temperatures in the black outlined area are running some -10 to -20 degrees below normal for August 12.
Next week’s pattern is looking pretty amplified for mid-August with a strong ridge covering much of the western US, while a trough sets up across the eastern US — This configuration will keep the upper Midwest locked in a northwest flow aloft next week, with unsettled weather possible at times with daily chances for scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms for much of next week.
Another period of very warm to hot temperatures are likely next week stretching from the Pacific northwest into the northern Rockies, with the eastern flank of this warm air affecting west-central and northern Minnesota where temperatures are forecast to be a little warmer than normal next week, while slightly below normal temperatures are expected farther east across Wisconsin and southeast Minnesota.
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