Another pretty chilly start to the day overall, as many communities in the Northland are still seeing those early morning lows in the 20s. Ely and Grand Marais both begin the day at 23 degrees, the mid 20s reign supreme this morning in the Iron Range as well. Today will be fair for the most part, but come with some transitions toward more active weather. Today, expect cloudier skies and a lake breeze keeping many areas near or slightly above average for high temperatures. Surface high pressure that kept the sun out all day yesterday has slid a bit to the east, pushing in east winds into the area. Some of that airflow is increasing the abundance of clouds in our sky. Highs today will reach into the 40s and 50s today (average for late October).
A Rocky-Mountain low pressure is strengthening today, and poised for a march through the Northland tonight and tomorrow. The best chance for rain this side of midnight will be through the southern portions of our region, although we could all see at least a little rainfall tonight and through the day tomorrow. Low temperatures tonight will also determine if there's any snow mixing in, but guidance suggests most of us will see lows remaining in the 30s.
The rest of the week will remain a bit mild with highs in the 50s, and continuous cloud cover. We'll have a few showers on Friday, and a lake breeze keeps much of the region cooler than the rest of the state. The weekend looks similarly unsettled, with highs in the upper 40s, and at least a hint for light rain both days.