Justin Liles: Slowing warming trend this week
A large low currently located over the eastern Great Lakes is moving at a snail’s pace. This is a massive area of low pressure and its impact on the Northland has been felt over the last several days. We’ve had periods of snow and temperatures have been nearly 20°F below average. The good news is this huge low will push far enough east that temperatures warm slowly through the rest of the week into the weekend. We are looking at mid to upper 50s by Friday and Saturday.
Sunday will be the warmest day with temperatures in the 60s. Enough warmth and moisture will be hanging around due to southerly winds this weekend that afternoon to evening showers and thunderstorms are possible. Sunday looks to be the best chance for strong storms. A cold front comes swinging through Sunday into Monday and temperatures begin their downfall again.
Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 25. North wind around 10 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.
Wednesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 45. Northwest wind around 10 mph, with gusts as high as 15 mph.
Thursday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 49. Northwest wind 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 15 mph.
Friday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 56. Breezy, with a west wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.
Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 58. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming east in the afternoon.
Sunday: A slight chance of showers. Mostly sunny, with a high near 65. Breezy, with a southeast wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.
Monday: Showers likely. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 55. Breezy, with a south wind around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.