Brandon Weatherz: Wet and cool through the weekend

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Wet and gloomy weather is sticking around through the weekend, leading to more flooding potential. A Flood Watch is in effect across much of northeast Minnesota and northwest Wisconsin until 7 pm Sunday. The main change we’ll feel today is cooler air, in part because of a breezy east wind. Highs range from near 40 by Lake Superior to low 50s in north central Minnesota. Today’s rain is most widespread from the Twin Ports and south across northwest Wisconsin, with another area of showers returning across northern Minnesota from the west this afternoon and evening.

Precipitation thins out tonight and tomorrow with the tip of the Arrowhead and the South Shore taking the focus for steadier mixed precipitation. A rain and snow combo becomes more widespread from east to west Saturday night into Sunday morning reaching the Twin Ports and the Iron Range. Rain, wintry mix, and snow continues in these areas through Sunday into Monday morning.

Warm temps will cause a lot of the snow to melt on impact. Accumulation of several inches are possible looking to far northern parts of the Arrowhead and looking eastward along Lake Superior’s South Shore. Lake effect snowbelt communities could pick up localized amounts as high as a foot by Monday morning. This system will keep cool air and a rain/snow combo in the Northland into Monday, then we trend back to warmer and more typical May weather by the middle of the week.

Today: Cloudy and breezy with periods of rain. High 41. E wind 10-15 mph. Chance of rain: 70%

Tonight: Scattered showers in the evening, then cloudy. Low 34. NE wind 5-10 mph. Chance of rain: 50%

Tomorrow: Cloudy and breezy with scattered showers. High 47. N wind 10-15 mph. Chance of rain: 30%

Tomorrow night: Rain mixing with snow. Cloudy and breezy. Low 32. NNW wind 10-20 mph. Chance of precip: 70%

Sunday: Cloudy and windy with a chance for rain and snow. High 43. NNW wind 20-30 mph. Chance of precip: 40%.

Monday: Cloudy and windy with a slight chance for rain and snow in the morning. High 45. NNW wind 15-25 mph.

Tuesday: Partly cloudy and breezy. High 55. NNW wind 10-20 mph.

Wednesday: Partly cloudy. High 60. N wind 5-10 mph.

Thursday: Mostly sunny and breezy. High 52. E 10-15 mph.