Evening Forecast 02-19-17
FOX 21 Forecast
SPRINGKLIKE THUNDERSTORMS TOMORROW WITH WINTER ON VACATION
After yesterday’s 50 degree temperatures, today is cooler with more cloud cover and different wind direction as well. Our average high for Duluth today is 25 degrees so we are going to be still well above average by 15-20 degrees today. There is a warm front to our south that is causing winds to be out of the east and southeast. A lake breeze has developed because of it with highs in the upper 30 along the lake.
Showers and thunderstorms will develop tomorrow as high temperatures rise into the 40s and 50s. we also have a slight chance of some light rain showers overnight tonight as temperatures remain mild in the lower to mid 30’s. Scattered rain showers will become more widespread as the day continues from the morning into the afternoon. By the early afternoon, a line of showers and embedded thunderstorms will push through the Northland area. Rainfall totals will rain from two tenths of an inch to three quarters of an inch based on where the heaviest showers and thunderstorms line up.
There may be some lingering isolated rain showers that push through Monday night but those should be limited as temperatures begin to fall near the freezing mark. Another weaker storm will develop and move through on Wednesday. The day on Tuesday should be dry with highs in the 40s under mostly sunny skies. Rain returns on Wednesday with highs back in the 40s once again but our temperatures do cool down near freezing on Thursday.
The word on the street is that the Northland is going to get accumulating snowfall on Friday and the possibility of that is true. The storm in question is currently over the Pacific Ocean between Alaska and Hawaii. With a storm being still 3,500 miles away, there are a lot of different paths the snow storm can take. The latest mean average of the heaviest snow axis has shifted south, with it moving through Southern Minnesota through Central Wisconsin. If this holds true, a fresh snowpack will be available for the Berkebeiner.
- Meteorologist Gino Recchia