Sunshine started off the work week but clouds are not going to continue it. We have a high pressure centered over Northern Ontario this afternoon. The position of this high pressure is pulling in winds from the east and over Lake Superior. Normally we would have cooler temperatures along the lake but the water temperatures are in the upper 40s and lower 50s. As the winds move up the hill, the rise and cool. This is why the airport on the hill in Duluth is cooler than the lakeshore.
Tonight clouds will continue to increase in coverage as the wave of rainfall moves in. The heaviest amount of rain will fall along and south of Highway 2. This wave also will be moving slowly to the North. We are seeing projection amounts between a half inch and an inch of rainfall from this storm system. Areas north of Highway 2 will see the rain occur near the morning and continue on and off through the afternoon and evening. Temperatures tomorrow will be in the lower 40s for most Northlanders.
Some of the rain that affects the Northland may transition into a rain snow mix based on some of the latest projections of the forecast. If this does end up being the case, we should not anticipate any snowfall accumulation as temperatures should remain in the upper 30s.
On Thursday there will be some remaining moisture from this storm that will bring a few light scattered showers to parts of the viewing area. By the afternoon it should be mainly just cloud cover that sticks around in the area. High temperatures on Thursday are expected to be in the upper 40s. Friday is looking pleasant with high temperatures returning into the mid 50s as another low pressure this time tracks north of the Northland in Southern Canada. Winds will shift out of the southwest at about five to ten miles per hour.