We mentioned the possibility parts of northern Minnesota, northern Wisconsin, and the U.P. of Michigan could wake up with frost on this Sunday morning. Well Mother Nature didn’t disappoint, as lows in the Iron Range of Minnesota dropped just below 30-degrees. The good news in our early taste of autumn: Frost is a mosquito killer! Speaking of cold air, if you know anyone who lives near Glacier National Park in northern Montana, a few inches of snow is expected above 6,000-feet. Winter weather advisories are out for that area. Yep, it’s getting to be that time of year…
Our trusty weather intern, DJ, passed along an interesting fact this morning. For the first time in over 2 weeks, there are no named storms in our oceans. Earl has lost all tropical characteristics, and has turned into more of a nuisance for the shipping lanes in the north Atlantic. Meanwhile, remnants of Gaston are trying really hard to get their act together in the central Atlantic. We could be looking at a tropical depression later today, and a tropical storm tonight or tomorrow. Current model trajectories take this over the Leeward and Windward Islands, and up over Puerto Rico. Another area of interest continues to evolve in the Bay of Campeche. The National Hurricane Center gives this a 60% chance of developing into a tropical cyclone within the next 36 hours.
Meanwhile, a sharp cold front slowing making its way across the high plains today will touch off showers and thunderstorms from Montana and Wyoming, into the Dakota. A few strong storms are possible in this region. As a warm front lifts into Iowa today, isolated thunderstorms may pop ahead of it. By tomorrow, the system responsible for dragging our front across the mountains will bring a chance for some severe weather to southeast Minnesota down into the eastern half of Iowa. Keep the NOAA weather radio handy, and stay tuned to local forecasts for any severe weather updates.Meteorologist Bryan Karrick, WeatherNation LLC