As hundreds of brave people prepare to jump into the icy water of Lake Superior this weekend for the annual Polar Plunge event in Canal Park, one can't help but wonder what the weather will hold in store for plungers and spectators. We've seen plenty of temperature swings through this winter, and with a chilly start to the week, will we swing into warmer temps for the weekend?

As of right now, it looks like temperatures will be warmer than the near-zero readings we've been seeing. Warmer air will move into the region on Friday, and try to hold on into Saturday for the plunge festivities. Regardless of weather conditions for Saturday, it appears that crews will have to cut a hole for plungers for a second year in a row, as much of the bay has a solid sheet of ice.

Saturday Afternoon 2/21 Canal Park Forecast (Updated 2/20)

Partly to mostly cloudy conditions with a temperature of 14 degrees are expected in Canal Park at plunge time on Saturday afternoon. A breeze at around 10 mph out of the northwest will make for wind chill values that will feel more like 0 degrees. Temps and wind speeds will remain about the same through the majority of the plunge.

We'll have the latest forecast updates right here as the weekend draws closer. As a reminder, we will be providing a live video stream of the event on our website. Feel free to visit the stream page by clicking the button below and bookmark it for this weekend.


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