Duluth, Minnesota

A little over a year ago, Duluth was victim to some terrible flooding that washed away streets, severely damaged the zoo an turned life upside down for many residents of the community. Let’s hope things go a little more smoothly this time around.

At 955AM, CT, Duluth was already reporting a temperature of 78 degrees with clear skies. West wind off of the cliffs on the west side of town helped to ensure summerlike temperatures and the sunny skies, avoiding an onshore, Lake Superior flow. A broader but weak trough north of the US is helping to produce a lower level shortwave over the Omaha area that is helping to inject moisture into southern Minnesota at this time, though in Duluth and the surrounding environs, things are quite comfortable.
The eddy moving through the Missouri Valley will lift north aided by some large scale lee troughing in the northern Plains. With the energy in place across Minnesota, this small twist in the atmosphere will prove to be quite noisy, with showers and thunderstorms expected across the state tomorrow evening. Those storms will lift north to Duluth by tomorrow evening, with showers and storms continuing to rage through the day on Wednesday, though with significantly less threat for severe weather, as the parent wave will have shifted towards Michigan. This system won’t do much for temperatures in the long term, but the preponderance of clouds and rain on Wednesday will likely mean temperatures will be a shade cooler.
Tomorrow – Late showers and storms, some of which may be intense, High 81, Low 60
Wednesday – Cloudy, with chances of rain through the morning, High 73, Low 60

TWC: Tomorrow – Partly Cloudy High 64, Low 57
Wednesday – Scattered T-Storms High 57, Low 52

AW: Tomorrow – Very warm with times of clouds and sun High 80, Low 59
Wednesday – Variable cloudiness with a couple of showers and a thunderstorm; humid High 77, Low 61

NWS: Tomorrow – A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, High 70, Low 58
Wednesday – A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms High 65, Low 54

WB: Tomorrow – Partly sunny with a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms High 71, Low 57
Wednesday – Mostly cloudy in the morning then becoming partly sunny. A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, High 75, Low 58

Well that’s interesting. Someone is going to do very very very badly on this forecast. What a remarkable difference in forecasts.

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