Brandon Weatherz: Wet and cool Friday followed by a pleasant weekend
An Areal Flood Advisory has issued for parts of Pine, Burnett, Washburn, and Douglas Counties until 12:30 pm. This area has received between 1-2.5″ of rain as of 9:30 this morning. Additional heavy rain will lead to more excessive rainfall. Be on the lookout for ponding. The wet conditions gradually move southeast across the Northland through the day, keeping rain chances in much of northwest Wisconsin for outdoor plans in the late afternoon and evening.
The slow moving cold front responsible for the rain is also triggering quite the cooldown. Early morning temps ranged from mid-50s to low 70s. The warm spots in Wisconsin fall near 60 through the day, temps near the Twin Ports hold steady around 60, and northwest communities near International Falls rise to mid-60s today.
Temperatures fall into low to upper 40s tonight as showers exit the Northland to the southeast. Skies remain mostly to partly cloudy, and areas of fog will settle in. We then begin a stretch of rather quiet and seasonable weather for a pleasant fall weekend. Highs top off in upper 60s to low 70s Saturday under partly cloudy skies. Sunday will feature similar temps under mostly sunny skies. Sunshine continues to start the week along with a gradual warming trend that bumps us back into mid-70s across the board by Tuesday.
Today: Wet, cloudy and much cooler. Steady rain and occasional thunder in the morning, then a few showers linger in the afternoon. Temperature holds around 60. N wind 5-10 mph. Chance of rain: 90%
Tonight: Cloud cover breaks up with areas of fog settling in. Low 49. NW wind 2-8 mph.
Saturday: Areas of fog before 9 a.m., then 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 2-8 mph.
Tuesday: Mostly sunny. High 74. SW wind 5-10 mph.
Wednesday: Mostly cloudy with a slight chance for showers. High 70. E wind 5-15 mph.
Thursday: Mostly cloudy with a chance for showers. High 67. E wind 5-15 mph.