Brandon Weatherz: Cooling down for a beautiful holiday weekend

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Our Friday features a passing cold front that will mainly influence our temperatures, but it will present some chance for rain. Isolated showers and thunderstorms will track along and ahead of the front. A morning round beginning in north central Minnesota gradually tapers off as it crosses the Wisconsin border in the late morning. Additional thunderstorms may develop from near Hayward to Ironwood around 4 p.m. and move southeast of Price County around 8 p.m. An isolated storm may be strong enough for hail and strong winds.

As cooler air moves in from the northwest today, highs range from low 70s near International Falls to mid-80s across northwest Wisconsin. The front will bring a breezy wind shifting to northwest. We begin to feel the chill in the air tonight with lows in low 40s to near 50. Highs stay in low to upper 60s for a cooler Saturday. High pressure becomes our main influencer once again, keeping mostly sunny skies with us through Labor Day weekend. Highs return to low 70s away from Lake Superior on Sunday and mid-70s on Monday. An east wind will keep shoreline areas cooler Saturday through Monday and present a risk for rip currents.

Today: Partly cloudy and breezy. Slight chance for a shower around 10 a.m. High 82. SW wind becoming NW 10-15 mph.

Tonight: Clear, breezy and cooler. Low 50. N wind 10-15 mph.

Saturday: Sunny and cool. High 64. E wind 5-15 mph.

Sunday: Sunny. High 68. E wind 5-10 mph.

Monday: Mostly sunny. High 74. SE wind 5-10 mph.

Tuesday: Sunny. High 80. S wind 5-10 mph.

Wednesday: Sunny. High 81. SW wind 5-10 mph.

Thursday: Sunny. High 78. SE wind 5-10 mph.