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STRONG TO SEVERE STORMS TO WRAP UP MONDAY

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Sunshine, tropical humidity levels and hot temperatures have given way to an enhanced risk for severe weather in the Northland to open up the week. Large hail, damaging wind gusts and an isolated tornado or two are all possible. Please make sure you stay weather aware as we track the chance for severe weather! Locally heavy rainfall will also help combat the drought, with cities picking up the heaviest rain possibly collecting a good half inch or inch of accumulation.

The timeline of the storms appears to be in the early evening for the Iron Range and northern Minnesota, thus the Twin Ports can expect frequent lightning, heavy rain and hail anytime during the sunset hour and beyond. The storms will become mainly heavy rain producers as they track into northwest Wisconsin overnight. A scattered shower may linger into Tuesday morning across the east, but we will dry out and cool off a bit more on Tuesday.

The reason for the dry weather will be due to a brief ridge of high pressure that will circulate into our area. High temperatures should make it to seasonable readings with humidity levels not too high. An east breeze will also keep lakeside spots more temperate than inland locations. Clouds will be on the increase Tuesday night as this will usher in the next chance for showers and storms, just in time for midweek.

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Again, the Storm Prediction Center has the Northland and our friends to the south in a chance for additional severe weather. Expect another humid and warm one on hump day. Depending on the timing of the incoming storm system, temperatures should return to the mid to upper 80s across the board. Our forecast models are currently disagreeing on the timing of Wednesday's storms, so please make sure you stick with us as we gather information on the midweek system. There will certainly be enough humidity for severe weather once again.

The Northland will remain warm and humid at times for the end of the work week but a lot drier air will dominate. Another chance for showers and storms arrives Saturday, so take note if you have outdoor plans in store for the upcoming weekend! If you don't like it too humid, then Sunday is your day to enjoy. Humidity will be on the non-existent side of things with daytime temperatures in the lower to middle 70s to end the 7-Day Forecast.

Chief Meteorologist Sam Gabrielli

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