THE TASTE OF SPRING WEATHER CONTINUES
High temperatures cruised to well above normal readings today! Again, the Northland was pivoted on either side of 40° when it came to afternoon thermometer readings. This trend will not be coming to an end anytime soon. Sunshine and a few clouds will be passing along for the rest of the week as snow melt will only continue. Similar to Wednesday, Thursday's temperatures will make it back well into the 30s, with a few lower 40s found during the daytime hours.
Some light fog may develop tonight due to abundant snow melt from Wednesday. Clouds will increase tonight as well as this will trap the moisture at the surface. Expect temperatures to mainly be above 20° to start off Thursday morning. Temperatures will climb above 30° by the Noon hour and clouds will decrease during the daytime hours.
Surface high pressure will skirt in from our north and will set the stage for nothing but sunshine and above normal temperatures this weekend! Widespread lower to middle 40s are expected Friday and Saturday afternoon, with some cities striking 50° by the time Sunday rolls around! We will be watching the Northland's snow depth closely, because many spots may easily see bare ground by early next week. The only issue with Sunday will be the wind. A strong southerly flow will bring in some wind gusts over 25 to 30 mph to close out the weekend. Take note of that if you happen to be out and about!
However, Sunday evening into early next week will feature suggestions of a pattern change. A few storm systems will be developing to the north and west of the Northland. Sunday night's will veer well to our north, but a few light showers may strike the Arrowhead of Minnesota post sunset. Monday remains dry for now, but the warmest air of the 7-Day Forecast is about to move in. High temperatures to start off next week may easily hit 50°! This would be Duluth's first 50° reading since early November.
Our weather will get interesting into early to mid next week. Series of storm systems will likely develop in the Rockies and will jet into the Upper Midwest and Northland Tuesday through Wednesday. Copious amounts of rain and some embedded snow showers may easily move into the area at that time. Definitely stay tuned to us for the latest if you have travel plans at that time.
Chief Meteorologist Sam Gabrielli