Brandon Weatherz: Dry and warmer to start the week

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We kick off the workweek with a warming trend and more dry conditions. Highs reach mid-70s to low 80s today, and Tuesday sees highs in low to mid-80s across the Northland. Lake Superior’s influence on temps will be minimal both days, allowing the warmth to be felt in Canal Park. A cold front sweeps the Northland Tuesday night into Wednesday, triggering a cooling trend that takes us through Friday when highs stay in mid-60s to mid-70s.

Our next chance for rain follows that cold front, beginning near the Canadian border Tuesday afternoon. The chance for few showers fills out the region Tuesday night, then Wednesday’s shower and storm chances focus south of the Twin Ports in east central Minnesota and northwest Wisconsin as the front exits the Northland to the south.

The Tuesday into Wednesday round isn’t expected to bring much relief in the form of widespread accumulating rain. It’s possible that a more beneficial round of moisture arrives Thursday night and lingers Friday. As of now, Saturday should be on the dry side with a chance for showers on Sunday.

Today: Mostly sunny. High 80. NNW wind 5-10 mph.

Tonight: Partly cloudy. Low 56. NW wind 5-10 mph.

Tomorrow: Mostly sunny. High 83. WSW wind 5-10 mph.

Tomorrow night: Becoming cloudy with scattered showers. Low 59. W wind 5-10 mph. Chance of rain: 40%

Wednesday: Partly sunny with a slight chance for showers and thunderstorms. High 77. NW wind 5-15 mph.

Thursday: Mostly cloudy. Rain likely overnight. High 73. NE wind 5-10 mph.

Friday: Cloudy with showers and thunderstorms. High 69. SE wind becoming NW 10-15 mph. Chance of rain: 50%

Saturday: Partly cloudy and breezy. High 73. NW wind 10-15 mph.

Sunday: Mostly cloudy with a chance for showers. High 72. NNE wind 5-10 mph. Chance of rain: 30%