Brandon Weatherz: Sunshine continues as temps trend warmer

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Our stretch of generally clear skies continues today. A weak front is draped across the Arrowhead and the U.P., allowing temps to trend cooler northeast of the Twin Ports. Highs reach near 80 generally along and south of U.S. Hwy 2, but highs drop inti mid-70s looking near Ely, Grand Marais, and Ironwood. A northwest wind around 10 mph will once again allow temps at lower elevations in the Twin Ports to be a couple degrees warmer than on the hill. Winds aren’t quite as gusty yesterday.

Skies are clear tonight with lows in mid-50s to low 60s. The weak front becomes a warm front tomorrow and moves north of the Canadian border, allowing highs to reach mid-80s for much of the Northland. This will be the warmest day in the current forecast. A few showers and isolated thunderstorms are possible late Thursday night and during the day Friday as a cold front sweeps the region. The better chance for afternoon and evening rain will be in northwest Wisconsin.

Highs Friday range from low 70s to mid-80s looking northwest to southeast. The cooler air takes over on Saturday with highs mostly in the 60s. High pressure becomes our main influencer once again, keeping mostly sunny skies with us through Labor Day weekend. Temps trend warmer through Monday. Lake Superior’s influence will be a factor with an east wind expected Saturday and Sunday, and a southeast wind on Monday.

Today: Sunny. High 79. NW wind 5-15 mph.

Tonight: Clear. Low 60. W wind 5-10 mph.

Thursday: Sunny and warm. High 85. SW wind 5-15 mph.

Friday: Partly cloudy and breezy with a slight chance for showers. High 80. W wind 10-15 mph.

Saturday: Mostly sunny. High 66. E wind 5-15 mph.

Sunday: Mostly sunny. High 71. E wind 5-10 mph.

Monday: Mostly sunny. High 76. SE wind 5-10 mph.

Tuesday: Mostly sunny. High 79. S wind 5-10 mph.