Brandon Weatherz: Near record warmth today

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Unseasonable warmth continues today with daily record highs possible for communities away from Lake Superior as temps rise into upper 60s to mid-70s. A southeast wind will keep temps a touch cooler in the Twin Ports and along the North Shore. Another measure of the remarkably mild conditions will be overnight lows staying mostly in the 50s. Thursday will be another warm day with temps returning to the 60s. A cold front sweeping the region Thursday will bring an end to our warm stretch.

The front will also be responsible for scattered showers and possibly a thunderstorm or two. Rain develops across northern Minnesota Thursday afternoon and evening, then widespread showers fill out northwest Wisconsin overnight. There’s still a chance for lingering rain to turn to snow near the international border Friday morning, but nothing would stick. We dry out west to east on Friday as the front exits the Northland.

Another weather system arrives from the south Friday night and tracks toward the U.P. during the day Saturday. This will bring another chance for rain across northwest Wisconsin and along the eastern edge of Minnesota. Snow may enter the mix at times with this round.

Today: Warm and breezy under partly cloudy skies. High 67. SE wind 10-20 mph.

Tonight: Partly cloudy, mild and breezy. 52. S wind 10-15 mph.

Thursday: Becoming mostly cloudy with a chance for showers in the evening. High 63. S wind 5-15 mph. Chance of rain: 30%

Thursday night: Cloudy with scattered showers. Low 36. S wind becoming W 5-15 mph. Chance of rain: 80%

Friday: Mostly cloudy and cooler. High 43. NNW wind 5-15 mph.

Saturday: Mostly cloudy with a chance for showers. High 45. NE wind 10-15 mph. Chance of rain: 40%

Sunday: Partly cloudy. High 48. W wind 10-15 mph.

Monday: Partly cloudy and breezy. High 43. NE wind 5-15 mph.

Tuesday: Mostly cloudy and breezy with a chance for showers. High 46. E wind 10-15 mph. Chance of rain: 40%