Brandon Weatherz: Cool lake wind arrives, but warmth lingers

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Snowmelt and flooding continues to be an issue in the Northland. A number of flood warnings are in effect for areas that have already seen road closures, many of which are in northwest Wisconsin with Drummond Schools even closing. River levels will continue to be on the rise today with additional flooding expected.

A front stalled just south of Lake Superior divides the Northland today with much of east central Minnesota and northwest Wisconsin topping off between 70 and 80 degrees. Meanwhile, a breezy northeast wind holds temps in 40s near Lake Superior, and the rest of the region on the north side of the front will be in 50s to 60s.

We’re still on track for some showers and thunderstorms that could add to flooding concerns. We look from the international border to the Iron Range for showers and isolated thunderstorms today. Friday’s rain stays mostly west until the evening. Friday night through Saturday night will bring widespread showers and rumbles of thunder. Snow enters the mix Saturday night, Sunday and Sunday night. By Sunday, we’ll have a gear shift back to winter with highs in mid-30s to low 40s.

Today: Mix of clouds and sun. Breezy. High 49. NE wind 10-20 mph.

Tonight: Mostly cloudy and windy. Low 36. ENE wind 15-20 mph.

Tomorrow: Mostly cloudy and breezy. Slight chance for showers in the afternoon. High 50. E wind 10-15 mph.

Tomorrow night: Rain. Low 40. NE wind 5-10 mph.

Saturday: Cloudy and breezy with rain. High 48. NNW wind 10-15 mph. Chance of rain: 80%

Sunday: Cloudy and windy with rain and snow. High 38. NW wind 15-25 mph. Chance of precip: 50%

Monday: Mostly cloudy and breezy with a slight chance for snow in the morning. High 44. NNW wind 15-20 mph.

Tuesday: Mostly sunny. High 47. NE wind 5-15 mph.

Wednesday: Mostly cloudy with a slight chance for rain. High 50. E wind 10-15 mph.