YESTERDAY: We broke our previous record! Our high in Duluth was 93°F, beating the previous record of 90°F in 1973. On top of that, it was the first time Duluth saw at least 90°F since August 11th, 2018!
TODAY: Our omega blocking in the upper atmosphere continues today, so high pressure continues to hang around our region. Highs will be in the lower 90's away from the lake. We'll see light and variable winds for the first half of the day, but we'll see a breeze pick up out of the ESE at 5-10 MPH towards the middle of the afternoon. This means we'll feel hot and sticky by the lake for the first half of the day, and then we'll cool down as we head towards the later part of the day.
TONIGHT: Mostly clear skies continue through the overnight, with winds becoming light and variable. Some morning fog is possible as we wake up. Lows will be in the mid 60's.
4TH OF JULY: High pressure lingers for the first part of the day, so we'll begin with mostly clear skies. Partly cloudy skies move in during the afternoon with a 20% chance of some showers and thunderstorms as a shortwave trough begins to approach us. That chance increases to a 30% chance after midnight. Areas to the west have a marginal risk of seeing some severe weather heading into Saturday evening, so we'll monitor those chances as we get closer. Highs will be in the upper 80's and lower 90's, and lows will be in the mid 60's.
SUNDAY: We'll cool down a little bit as high pressure departs the region and a shortwave trough moves through. Highs will be in the lower 80's with partly cloudy skies and a 30% chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows will be in the lower 60's.
MONDAY: A 40% chance for some showers and thunderstorms persists into the beginning of next week. We'll see partly cloudy skies with highs in the lower 80's and lows in the lower 60's.
TUESDAY: We'll see a 30% chance of showers and thunderstorms with partly cloudy skies and highs in the lower 80's. Lows will be in the lower 60's.
Have a happy 4th of July, folks!!
-Meteorologist Hunter McCullough