Embarrass, Iron Range flirt with frost; low temps in NorthlandTemperatures drop into the 30s in parts of the Northland, but the 80s may return next week.
By: John Myers, Duluth News Tribune
It was the coolest morning in months across parts of the Northland as temperatures dipped down into the 30s in some areas at sunrise today, including 33 in Embarrass, 34 in Bigfork and 35 at the Chisholm-Hibbing Airport.
Unofficial lows also included 36 at Hayward and Crane Lake, 37 in Cook, 39 in Two Harbors and Ely, 40 in International Falls, 43 in Cloquet and 44 in Duluth.
Temperature should rebound to about 70 across most of the Northland today, with mid-70s by the weekend and maybe even 80 degrees by Tuesday as summerlike warmth returns. This morning also looks to be the coolest for the foreseeable future, so the chance of frost will diminish, with lows in the 40s and 50s forecast for the foreseeable future.
The National Weather Service in Duluth is forecasting mostly sunny skies for the next week or so, with only a 30 percent chance of rain Saturday afternoon.
Frost in August would be unusual but not unheard of. Cook has Minnesota’s earliest first-frost average date on Sept. 9, while the Duluth airport on average sees frost by Sept. 23.