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Justin Liles' Weather Forecast

Justin Liles, Chief Meteorologist
Justin Liles, Chief Meteorologist

StormTeam Outlook: Friday August 22nd, 2014
Justin Liles, Chief Meteorologist
jliles@wdio.com

We are approaching the weekend and the question on everybody's mind is "Will we see any sun?"  Mother Nature does not look like she wants to cooperate with us this weekend.  The Duluth Airshow is this weekend and pilots needs great visibility to fly and the spectators want to see them fly.  Fog is going to be an issue and if the fog should lift then winds will become rather strong and the Nave parachute jumpers won't be able to jump out the plane.

Look for fog to stay with us during the overnight and through most of the day Saturday.  There might and I'm being optimistic be a time frame between noon and 3pm that could clear some some.  This would be good for the air show if the planes are allowed to take off.  However, during this time the winds are expected to increase which won't bode well for parachute jumpers.  In the Harbor the waves and chop may get to rough which would have an impact on the Dragon Boat Festival.  As for Tribute Fest in Bayfront Park, make sure to dress warmly.  

There is also the threat for scattered showers.  It does appear the worst of the rain looks to arrive Saturday night when warm front comes through and Sunday night when cold front rolls through.  We may have to increase temperatures into the mid 70s Sunday if warm front advances far enough north.   Sunday looks to be the wetter day of the weekend at this time.  Activities outside should be planned with warm gear and an umbrella handy.

Chief Meteorologist Justin Liles

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