Brandon Weatherz: Weather whiplash from today to tomorrow
Our weather will take a 180° turn from a summery Thursday to a cool and gloomy Friday. A warm front has swept the Northland overnight, paving the way for a warm and breezy day. A south wind will be around 15 mph gusting near 35 mph. Temperatures climb into low to upper 80s. It’ll be a muggy heat with dew points in the mid-60s. Skies begin clear, then cloud cover increases from the northwest in the afternoon ahead of the cold front.
An isolated thunderstorm is possible in northern Minnesota ahead of the front this evening. The widespread showers and thunderstorms should develop after sunset and track from northwest to southeast overnight with the passing cold front. Some storms may be strong with hail, gusty winds, and heavy rain possible. Scattered showers continue to gradually move southeast across the Northland through the day Friday. It will otherwise be mostly cloudy with much cooler conditions. Most areas should set daily highs in the early overnight hours, then daytime highs stay in the low to mid-60s. The weekend will then be rather quiet and seasonable.
Today: Warm and breezy. Sun to start, becoming mostly cloudy in the afternoon. High 84. S wind 10-20 mph G 35.
Tonight: Cloudy with scattered showers and thunderstorms. Low 60. SW wind shifting to N 5-15 mph. Chance of rain: 60%
Friday: Cloudy and much cooler. Steady rain in the morning, then a few showers linger in the afternoon. High 63. N wind 5-10 mph. Chance of rain: 80%
Saturday: Partly cloudy. High 68. NW wind 2-8 mph.
Sunday: Mostly sunny. High 68. N wind 2-8 mph.
Monday: Sunny. High 71. NE wind 5-10 mph.
Tuesday: Mostly sunny. High 74. SW wind 5-10 mph.