Brandon Weatherz: Trending warmer with rain tonight

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Our streak of unseasonably cool weather is broken up by a brief stint of milder weather today and tomorrow, then temperatures will be back below average this weekend. A gradual warming trend will pull us back toward seasonable conditions through the first few days of May.

We’re on track for a quick round of rain sweeping the Northland from west to east this evening and overnight with most areas picking up around a tenth to a quarter of an inch. Snow will be in the mix looking north to parts of Lake and Cook Co. where a quick dusting is possible. Up to an inch could fall near the high terrain of the North Shore.

This early round of precipitation Thursday moves east with the rest of the day being generally dry. Rain returns from the south in the evening and overnight. Showers linger Friday and Saturday. We could still see snow enter the mix Saturday night and Sunday, but a shift to the east keeps the better chance for flakes to fall across the Arrowhead and South Shore of Lake Superior. If anything accumulates, it would be in these areas. Sunday will also feature a blustery north wind.

Today: Sun to start, becoming cloudy by evening. High 49. S wind 5-10 mph.

Tonight: Cloudy with rain. Low 36. S wind 5-10 mph. Chance of rain: 90%. Around a quarter inch of rainfall expected.

Tomorrow: Mostly cloudy with a slight chance for rain showers. High 55. NW wind 5-10 mph.

Tomorrow night: Cloudy with showers. Low 35. E wind 5-15 mph. Chance of rain: 70%

Friday: Cloudy and breezy with showers. High 44. E wind 10-15 mph. Chance of rain: 50%

Saturday: Cloudy and breezy with a chance for showers. High 45. N wind 10-15 mph. Chance of rain: 40%

Sunday: Cloudy and windy with a chance for rain and snow. High 43. NNW wind 15-25 mph. Chance of precip: 30%.

Monday: Cloudy and windy with a slight chance for wintry mix. High 44. NNW wind 15-20 mph.

Tuesday: Partly cloudy and breezy. High 50. NNW wind 10-20 mph.