STORMS ON DECK FOR THE NORTHLAND
A few light showers may stick around the Twin Ports to open up Thursday. We will start to clear out by midday, with some pockets of sunshine possible by Thursday afternoon! Depending on how much sun we see high temperatures may crack 80°. Regardless, we will reach the upper 70s for most cities.
However, a few storms will make their way into the Northland from the northwest into the Thursday evening and overnight hours. The overall risk for severe weather will be present for our friends in northwestern Minnesota and eastern North Dakota but we will watch this line of storms closely as they try and move in after sunset Thursday. The front will shift east with time and it will be responsible for developing strong to severe storms to close out Friday and the work week.
The Storm Prediction Center has us highlighted in a slight risk for severe weather Friday afternoon and evening. Plentiful humidity and mild air will be in place and we expect the atmosphere to feast off of the abundant ingredients in place. Right now, storms will form into a line and will push into the Twin Ports by sunset Friday. The main risks with these severe storms will be strong wind gusts, large hail and some heavy rainfall. Make sure you have a way to stay dry late Friday and keep up with the latest forecast!
Saturday will more than likely stay dry depending on the speed of the cold front. Right now, the front will pass along the Northland by the time Saturday morning rolls around. A lingering shower or storm may impact us to open up the day especially in northern Wisconsin. There is no need to cancel any outdoor plans Saturday or Sunday!
Sunday and much of next week will be very quiet and refreshing. A breezy wind will set up Sunday due to the cold front passage, but a cooler touch of temperatures will push in from the north. Most of us will sit evenly in the low to middle 70s Monday and Tuesday! In fact, some spots in northern Minnesota may struggle to get out of the mid to upper 60s at that time.
Chief Meteorologist Sam Gabrielli