A system passing through Northland today would be responsible for wind variation, cooler temperatures and some much needed humidity. The Air Quality Warning is in effect for north-central Minnesota until 12:00 PM as wildfire smoke creates unhealthy conditions for sensitive groups. These areas should improve this afternoon as the system passes. Most areas get about a quarter of an inch of rain through Friday, including Twin Ports. Portions of Arrowhead and northwestern Wisconsin can grow more than half an inch. Expect higher amounts during thunderstorms.
A series of showers and thunderstorms started north-central Minnesota this morning. This marched east through Arrowhead and northwest Wisconsin throughout the morning and afternoon. A second wave of showers came in from the northwest late in the afternoon and swept the area through evening and overnight. Friday will have prolonged rain and will be most common in the morning. Scattered showers continued into the afternoon, mainly in northwest Wisconsin. High pressure swept across the sky from the west on Friday and lingered for a sunny weekend.
Yesterday’s cool lake breeze will be replaced by a westerly wind as the front passes today. Highs will usually be in the 60s. Lows will be in the mid-40s lows tonight. Friday remains cooler with highs ranging from nearly 50 in Butternut to 65 near International Falls.
Today: Cloudy, with scattered showers. High 62. Southwest winds 5-15 mph. Chance of rain: 80%
Tonight: Cloudy, with scattered showers. Low 43. Winds WNW 10-15 mph. Chance of rain: 60%
Tomorrow: Cloudy, possible showers in the morning. High 57. Winds TTN 10-20 mph. Chance of rain: 30%
Saturday: Sunny and light wind. High 70. Wind T 10-15 mph.
Sunday: Mostly sunny and windy. High 56. Wind E 10-20 mph.
Monday: Partially cloudy High 63. Southeast wind 5-15 mph.
Tuesday: Partially cloudy High 74. SSW 10-15 mph.
Wednesday: Partly cloudy and light wind. High 65. Wind E 10-15 mph.