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SUNSHINE TO FOLLOW TOMORROW, ENJOY IT BEFORE ROUNDS OF STORMS

Strong thunderstorms came through the area yesterday evening and caused some damage to the Northland with gusty winds and some hail as well. The highest wind gusts were seen in Tamarack in Aitkin County and also in Duluth at 60 mph. Hail was also observed with the largest size at Pine Center in Minnesota at 1.75” Oliver saw one inch size hail. The storm complex quickly departed and what was left of it were clearing skies and moderating temperatures.

Highs today managed to reach into the lower to mid-70s along the North Shore and into Northwest Wisconsin. The rest of Northeast Minnesota remained slightly cooler but still above average for this time of year in the mid and upper 60s. Mostly sunny skies returned and also some drier as with it. With clear skies and dry air, temperatures will be dipping tonight into the lower 40s and upper 30s for those susceptible places like the Iron Range. The rest of the area will be in the lower to mid-40s.

Tomorrow will be another beautiful and summer-like day with highs in the upper 60s and lower 70s. We do have an east and southeast wind developing by the afternoon so anticipate a small lake breeze to develop. The warmest areas will be in our far western areas from International Falls to Aitkin as well as from Siren to Ironwood.

Take advantage of the sunny weather tomorrow because we will not see much of it for the next 6 days that follow. A stalled frontal boundary will set up over the Upper Midwest by Friday with multiple disturbances riding across this front. This will cause the Northland to see wave after wave of showers and thunderstorms starting on Friday and continuing all the way into next week on Wednesday. Temperatures will also be taking a dip into the mid-50s by the middle of next week.

-- Meteorologist Gino Recchia

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