Brandon Weatherz: Tracking a wet end to the week
It’s another morning with an autumn chill in the air, but temps are a touch milder than they have been lately, starting off in 40s and 50s. High pressure continues to keep dry air in place leading to mostly sunny skies, but a weak cold front does allow temps to take a hit in northern communities. Highs range from mid-60s near the international border to upper 70s from Brainerd to Hayward.
Temperatures fall back to low 40s to low 50s tonight under partly to mostly cloudy skies. An east wind develops, then a breezy wind continues Wednesday to hold temps near Lake Superior in the low 60s. Highs elsewhere range from mid-60s to mid-70s looking north to south.
Rain chances hold off until Wednesday evening, then we’ll enter a wet weather pattern that takes us through the weekend. A slow moving system with a lot of moisture to tap into will bring the ingredients for excessive rainfall. The best chance for high rain totals and flash flooding from early Thursday morning through Thursday night will be across and north of the Iron Range. Areas that receive locally high amounts will be the focus areas for additional flooding concerns Friday and this weekend as additional rain, possibly heavy, will remain possible.
Today: Mostly sunny. High 75. NW wind 5-10 mph.
Tonight: Partly cloudy. Low 53. E wind 5-10 mph.
Tomorrow: Breezy and cooler, partly cloudy. High 62. E wind 10-20 mph.
Tomorrow night: Mostly cloudy and breezy with a chance for showers after midnight. Low 53. E wind 10-15 mph. Chance of rain: 40%
Thursday: Cloudy with scattered showers, rain may be heavy at times. High 64. SE wind 5-15 mph. Chance of rain: 50%
Friday: Cloudy with scattered showers. High 68. E wind 5-10 mph. Chance of rain: 60%
Saturday: Mostly cloudy with a chance for showers. High 72. S wind 5-10 mph. Chance of rain: 40%
Sunday: Mostly cloudy with a chance for showers. High 72. SW wind 5-10 mph. Chance of rain: 30%
Monday: Partly cloudy. High 76. S wind 5-10 mph.