An area of high pressure will push from the central U.S. towards the lower Great Lakes into tonight. This will bring us clear skies and an overall, but cool night. Winds trend W to SW around 5-15 mph during the early evening, but will become calm out of the W and SW overnight. Lows fall back into the 30s and low 40s lakeside, but some areas inland could very well drop into the upper 20s.
We’ll start the day with plenty of sunshine, but we’ll see the clouds increase from SW to NE into the afternoon hours. Overall though, it will be another pleasant and mild day. We’ll see a SW wind around 3-9 mph becoming SE into the afternoon hours. Highs climb back into the upper 50s to mid 50s, with mid 50s up the North Shore.
Skies become cloudy to mostly cloudy as our next system begins to move towards the region. Rain showers will begin to move in, especially into the overnight hours mainly across the western and southwestern portions of the area. Winds trend E to SE around 5-15 mph, so that should keep us mostly dry here in the Twin Ports. Lows fall back into the 40s.
A large, and strengthening low pressure system will move right over the Northland to begin the weekend. Rain and gusty winds will be likely throughout the day, with possibly an isolated thunderstorm or two in northern Wisconsin. The low will become vertically stacked into Monday night and Tuesday morning. This means we’ll continue to see rain and wind, with the threat for heavy rain as well. Highs will be in the upper 40s to mid 50s with E winds around 5-15 mph, but 10-25 mph lakeside. Lows fall back into the mid 30s to low 40s with a breezy E to SE wind turning towards the W.
The low will sit and spin just north of Lake Superior, which will keep the rain showers around, but some snow may mix in as well. Winds remain strong out of the NW around 10-25 mph with gusts as high as 40 mph. Highs will only be in the low to mid 40s. The precipitation will gradually end Tuesday night as the system departs. Lows fall back into the upper 20s to mid 30s.
Once this system moves out, models are indicating that the Northland could see over an inch of rain. Some models indicated more than 2 inches, but the models will continue to update, so as of now, expect anywhere between 0.5″ and 2″.
We’ll see drier conditions for the back half of the week, but it’ll be on the cool side. Clouds will stick with us Wednesday, but then the skies will slowly clear to end the week, becoming partly cloudy by Friday. Highs will be in the upper 30s to mid 40s Wednesday and Thursday, warming up into the mid 40s to low 50s Friday. Lows fall back into the 20s and 30s.