FOX 21 Forecast

Forecast

CLOUDY TODAY, MILD TEMPS BY AFTERNOON

We should warm up today, despite cloudy and wet conditions this morning.  Despite north winds, and the freezing rain and ice that fell last night, we’ll still see temperatures in the 40s by later this afternoon.  I don’t think we’ll see any significant additional precipitation today this far north; most of that activity will remain to our south.  A strengthening low pressure out east of the Rockies will bring very active weather to the Central Plains through the weekend, but our weather will remain relatively quiet today and tomorrow.  High temperatures today will reach to the 40s, cooler up to the north, warmer to the south and west.  I’m going with 44 for a high here in Duluth.  We’ll likely reach that high in the early afternoon and just stay in the low and mid 40s through the afternoon.

Clouds remain tonight, with low temperatures in the upper 20s.  The wind will really pick up thanks in part to that aforementioned low pressure to our south.  By tomorrow we’ll have a pronounced wind out of the east, which for areas near Lake Superior will be a cooling lake breeze.  Both Saturday and Sunday, the Twin Ports will see highs just in the low/mid 30s, with areas off the lake seeing a bit more sunshine and highs in the 40s.  That storm system to our south will swirl in some light wintry mixed precipitation on Sunday, Sunday night, and early on Monday as well.  We won’t see a lot of precipitation, but it’ll be enough to get us wet and enough to give us the threat for freezing rain Sunday night into Monday.

Next week, milder temperatures will be on the way for us.   We’ll have the cloudy skies on Monday given those late weekend light showers.   Monday’s highs will still be in the 40s, with the chance for 50s by Tuesday.  The sun comes back out Tuesday, and so begins what we are hoping will be a period of quiet weather through the midweek period next week with highs well above average in the 40s and 50s.

- Meteorologist William Seay