TODAY: A weak cold front will pass through the area this morning, shifting our winds to the W and NW. We'll see sunny skies to begin the day, but some clouds will trickle in for the afternoon. Into the late afternoon, there's a slight chance of some pop-up showers and thunderstorms. Areas south of an Aitkin to Solon Springs to Mercer line are under a marginal, level one risk for strong to severe thunderstorms. Hail and high winds would be the main threats. Winds trend WNW to NW at 5-15 mph. Highs will soar well into the 80, with some areas south close to 90. Dewpoints will be in the 50s, so not too humid overall.
TONIGHT: We'll see a chance of those spotty showers and thunderstorms through mid-evening, then skies will be mostly clear to partly cloudy. Winds will be light out of the WNW to NW. Lows drop back into the 50s, but a few 40s are possible north.
WEDNESDAY: Higher pressure will track across the central U.S., so we'll see sunny to mostly sunny skies. Winds trend WNW to NW at 5-15 mph. Highs top out in the upper 70s to mid 80s. A warm front attached to our next low pressure will slide through Wednesday night. We'll see mostly clear to partly cloudy skies with a light and variable wind. Lows drop back into the 50s.
THURSDAY: Our next system will track towards the area. We'll see partly cloudy skies and a slight chance of a few showers, but will remain scattered to isolated. Winds will also become breezy out of the W at 5-20 mph as a cold front passes through. Highs top out in the 70s to low 80s. Lows fall back into the 50s.
WEEKEND: Most of the weekend looks pretty good with partly cloudy skies. Into Sunday, we'll see a chance of showers and thunderstorms as a warm front attached to our next system pushes through. Winds remain NW Friday, but will turn E to SE into the weekend as a high sits over to our east. Highs will be in the 70s inland, but lakeside areas will be in the 50s over the weekend. Lows drop back into the 40s and 50s.