TODAY: We'll start the day with mostly cloudy skies and a chance of some scattered showers and thunderstorms. Skies will become partly cloudy to partly sunny for the afternoon. Humidity levels will be high once again, with dewpoints in the 60s to around 70. Winds trend S to SSE at 5-15 mph, but E to NE lakeside. Highs top out in the mid 80s to low 90s, but 60s lakeside.
TONIGHT: We'll see partly cloudy skies with the warm and muggy conditions continuing. Areas west of I-Falls and Aitkin could see a few scattered showers and thunderstorms overnight. Patchy fog is possible as well, most likely for lakeside areas. Winds trend SE at 4-8 mph, but E to NE at 5-15 mph lakeside. Lows fall back into the 60s to low 70s, but 50s lakeside.
WEDNESDAY: Skies will be partly cloudy during the morning hours, but clouds increase into the afternoon. There'll be a chance of showers and thunderstorms once again as an upper-level wave approaches in the late afternoon and evening. Some stronger storms are possible, but the severe threat is very low. Winds trend SSE at 5-15 mph and E to NE lakeside, but will become calm and variable Wednesday night.
THURSDAY AND FRIDAY: We'll see higher pressure settle in, so expect sunny to mostly sunny skies. A stray shower or thunderstorm is possible Thursday, but i'm keeping us dry for now. Dewpoints will remain on the higher side, but in the low to mid 60s. Winds trend light and variable, but not off the lake. Highs soar into the mid 80s to low to mid 90s. Lows fall back into the 60s.
FOURTH OF JULY: We're still looking at a hot and dry Fourth with mostly sunny to partly cloudy. Clouds increase Saturday night with a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms overnight. Highs remain in the mid 80s to low to mid 90s. Lows drop back into the 60s to low 70s.
SUNDAY INTO EARLY NEXT WEEK: The heat will continue with spotty chances of showers and thunderstorms as we have some disturbances pass through the area. Highs remain in the 80s to near 90 with lows in the 60s. Dewpoints will remain high as well, in the 60s.