It was another extremely warm and above average day across the Northland. The warmest areas were from the North Shore and the Minnesota Wisconsin State line for the western extent, and all through Northwest Wisconsin for the eastern extent. Highs reached into the upper 60s and lower 70s. Now further west, temperatures were cooler in the mid and lower 60s. Cooler temperatures were behind the passing cold front but parts of the Northland were able to warm up quickly enough before the cooler upper air began to mix in.

With the increase in winds out of the west at 10 to 20 mph with gusts exceeding over 30 mph as well as dry air, there was an enhanced concern for a quickly growing fire danger. Any fire that would develop ran the risk of rapidly spreading. The fire weather warning expired later in the evening with winds beginning to subside to around 10 mph out of the west and southwest. Tonight, temperatures will begin to drop into the mid and lower 30s in Northwest Wisconsin. Along the lake and into Northwest Wisconsin and the U.P. temperatures will remain in mid and upper 30s.

It will be another summer and warm day tomorrow, highs will rise into the mid and upper 60s with winds out of the south and southwest at 5 to 15 mph. the only area that may remain in the upper 50s will be along the tip of the Arrowhead. There will be a warm-up on Friday, highs look to climb into the lower 70s that day with a southwest flow surging ahead warmer air before a cold front will move in during the weekend. Rain showers will return sometime during the afternoon or evening Saturday. The risk will remain in place until Sunday morning.

-- Meteorologist  Gino Recchia