Today’s forecast keeps us in-state, to a location that’s notoriously difficult to forecast for, Duluth! The waters of Lake Superior can have significant effects on the local climate, leading to steep temperature gradients between the airport and surrounding areas. Will the next couple of days be just as tough?
At 555pm CST, the temperature at Duluth, MN was 47 degrees under mostly cloudy skies. An area of low pressure found over southern Manitoba is extending an occluded/cold front down over MN that continues down over the Central Plains. Scattered rain showers are shifting through the area right now. A bit of a trough looks to shift through during the morning hours, which could kick off a bit of a rain/snow mix over the area, but not anticipating anything to stick should that occur. A lull is expected Tuesday night into Wednesday morning, then an area of low pressure looks to drop in over ND and into the Upper Midwest. It looks like the heaviest of the precip associated with it will be just to the south of Duluth, but a definite chance of rain/snow mix is expected for Wednesday evening and possible persist into Thursday morning. Some minor accumulation is possible Wednesday night, but shouldn’t be anything to terrible. Just enough to make people realize that Winter is going to be coming soon.
Tuesday: Early morning rain showers, slight chance of a few flakes mixing in. High 42, Low 34.
Wednesday: Rain showers in afternoon changes over to rain/snow showers in late evening. High 39, Low 28.
TWC: Tuesday: Early morning rain showers. High 40, Low 33.
Wednesday: Mix of rain/snow showers. High 39, Low 31.
AW: Tuesday: Showers of rain and snow. High 44, Low 35.
Wednesday: More rain/snow showers expected. High 41, Low 28.
NWS: Tuesday: Chance of snow showers in morning, then rain/snow showers in afternoon. High 45, Low 38.
Wednesday: Chance of rain/snow showers throughout the day. High 43, Low 33.
WB: Tuesday: Early morning rain/snow mix possible, then mostly cloudy. High 45, Low 32.
Wednesday: Partly sunny in morning, then mostly cloudy with slight chance of more rain/snow showers in afternoon. High 42, Low 29.
WN: Tuesday: Partly cloudy with isolated showers. High 45, Low 37.
Wednesday: Mostly cloudy with chance of light wintry mix. High 43, Low 34.
Here we see some rain showers lifting northeastward over the region ahead of a front working through the state. A mix of precip will be keeping people busy over the next couple of days.