WEATHER STORY: There are two weather alerts that concern our region on Wednesday night. Air Quality Alert is in effect for Minnesota through Thursday morning. An easterly wind has also created a Beach Hazard Alert for Park Point and Wisconsin Point through Wednesday night according to the National Weather Service Forecast Office in Duluth. Rip currents are possible. A low pressure system is near our region and we have slight rain chances through Friday. Rain accumulations will likely be low. By Friday, another warm spell could arrive for the weekend. Check the slide show above for a map of the alert zones and a short term forecast.
WEDNESDAY NIGHT: The sky will be mostly cloudy and there will be a 40% chance for rain. The low temp will be 55-60. The wind will be E 5-15 mph.
THURSDAY: The low pressure system from Montana that is tracking through our Northland will keep a 30% chance for showers and thunderstorms going. The high temps will be close to 80. The wind will be E 5-15 mph.
FRIDAY: A 30% chance for rain will stick around through the day before the low departs. Rain totals for the whole system may only go a tenth to a quarter inch. The low temp will be 60. The high temp will be near 85. The wind will be E 5-15 mph.
COMING UP: By Saturday, another dry and warm spell will be here. Wednesday night on the CBS 3 evening news, meteorologist Dave Anderson will talk about temps in the upper 80's to low 90's and how long they will stick around. Thursday morning between 5-7 a.m., meteorologist Kaitlyn Moffett will track the low pressure system and update us on rain totals.