Justin Liles: Flooding possible in the Northland
Heavy rain with the potential for flooding will continue to highlight the weather across the Northland of the next few days. The next heaviest rain will be for northern Minnesota through Friday. A Flood Watch is in effect from this evening through late Friday evening for Lake and Cook counties. Heavy rain may lead to flash flooding, ponding of water in low-lying areas and minor washouts.
As much as 2 to 4” of rain possible in northern MN through Sunday evening with some localized amounts of 4-5” possible in MN Arrowhead. The rest of the region will see widespread 0.50” to 1.5” possible. Strong thunderstorms remain possible Friday, but severe storms are no longer expected. Saturday looks to be the best day as there may be a window of little rainfall from Saturday morning through the afternoon.
Tonight: A 50 percent chance of showers, thunderstorm, and fog. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low around 58. Breezy, with an east wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.
Friday: Showers and possibly a thunderstorm with AM Fog high near 65. Breezy, with an east wind around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph
Friday Night: Showers likely, with a low around 58. Breezy, with an east wind 5 to 15 mph becoming southwest after midnight.
Saturday: A slight chance of thunderstorms before 7am, then a slight chance of showers after 1pm. mostly cloudy, with a high near 72. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph.
Sunday: A chance of scattered showers all day, mostly cloudy, with a high near 69. East wind around 5 mph becoming northwest in the afternoon.
Monday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 73. Northwest wind around 5 mph becoming south in the afternoon.
Tuesday: A chance of showers. Mostly sunny, with a high near 77. South wind around 10 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.
Wednesday: A chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 69. Breezy, with a west wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.