Fall arrives this weekend, but the weather across the Northland Thursday was very fall-like with heavy rain, cool temperatures, and gale-force winds near Lake Superior.

The heaviest of the rain will fall Thursday evening and Thursday night.  Rainfall amounts of one to three inches are likely with the heaviest over Northwest Wisconsin.

There’s also the chance of strong to severe storms across parts of the Wisconsin and Minnesota, mainly south and east of us.

Rain will continue into early Friday and then the sun breaks out in the afternoon.  It’ll remain rather breezy.

By Friday night, with mostly clear skies and diminishing winds, temperatures will drop into the 30s with some readings closer to freezing across northern Minnesota.  Frost is possible.

An isolated shower or two could fall Saturday up near the Canadian border with a better chance of rain Saturday night and Sunday.

Another windy, rainy storm moves in Monday and Monday night.

This will be followed by a series of cold fronts and scattered showers.

By late next week, we’ll experience a blast of the chilliest air of the fall season!

Fox 21 Chief Meteorologist Anthony Peoples