IDEAL CONDITIONS WITH FEW CLOUDS THURSDAY NIGHT, WARM TEMPERATURES AND SUNSHINE FRIDAY
Wednesday’s rainfall fell in the parts of the Northland that could handle it. Locations across northwest Wisconsin saw over half-an-inch, with a few getting over an inch. Most of the Minnesota side saw less than half-an-inch, which will help with the flooding situation along the Rainy River Basin. A Flood Warning continues until further notice, with water levels along Namakan and Rainy lakes to rise between 5 to 13 inches over the next week.
The forecast will cooperate for all of us through Friday night, with clearing skies Thursday night as high pressure moves in from the west. Temperatures will drop into the lower half of the 40s, and winds will be calm. Friday will be a beautiful day with just a few clouds, light winds, and temperatures warming into the lower half of the 70s.
Once Saturday comes around, a more unsettled summer-like forecast will be in the western Great Lakes. No one day this Memorial Day weekend will be a wash out, but there will be chances of scattered showers and thunderstorms throughout. Each day also brings the potential for a few storms to be strong or severe. The greatest threat for this will be Sunday and Memorial Day Monday. Temperatures will be around average in the 60s Saturday and Sunday, with the warmest day on Monday with some locations reaching into the 80s. Winds will also be breezy at times.
Rain and storm chances continue through Tuesday of next week before we get a break on Wednesday, with another chance for showers and storms next Thursday. Temperatures will cool back to around average by mid-next week with winds breezy again.
Meteorologist Rusty Mehlberg