Weather Experts Agree: One Day Left Of Summer Temperatures in Duluth Area
The 2022 calendar says the first day of fall isn't until Thursday, September 22, but the reality is if you want to enjoy one final day of summer temperatures this year then you better make the most of Tuesday.
Meteorologists, including Chief Meteorologist Justin Liles with our media partners WDIO-TV, are predicting a nice, warm September 20 that will be followed by a noticeable drop in temperatures.
Justin Liles predicts that while Tuesday will bring temperatures well into 70's across the Northland, frost will be likely by Thursday morning. In fact, he predicts overnight lows may drop into the upper 20s to low 30s by the end of the week.
This was Storm Track forecast as of Monday night:
- Tuesday: A 10 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 7am. Mostly sunny, with a high near 79. South wind 5 to 10 mph becoming west in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 15 mph.
- Wednesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 60. Breezy, with a northwest wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.
- Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 57. North wind 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.
- Friday: A chance of showers, mainly after 1pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 58. South wind 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.
- Saturday: A chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 61. South wind 5 to 10 mph becoming west in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 20 mph.
- Sunday: A slight chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 61. Breezy, with a northwest wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.
The National Weather Service in Duluth agrees with that forecast as they shared a similar post Monday on their Facebook page.
So, for those not quite ready to be fully into flannel and pumpkin spice mode, just focus on Tuesday. It may be the perfect day to call in sick for work then grab the sunscreen, towel, snacks and beverages and head to the beach.
At least fall in the Northland is a beautiful time of the year and while likely won't experience summer weather again until next year, we will have plenty of pleasant fall days before we have to worry about shoveling and frostbite.