Brandon Weatherz: Warmer for the weekend

We’re finally enjoying some well-deserved mild temperatures! We head out the door to 40s and even 50s this morning, then temps top off in mid-50s to low 60s. A deck of early morning clouds tries to produce a few sprinkles in northern Minnesota, then sunshine soon becomes a main feature for the rest of the day.

Saturday features a mix of clouds and sun and a breezy east wind that keeps the North Shore in the 50s. Meanwhile, low 60s are possible from the Iron Range to the Canadian border, and areas generally south of U.S. Highway 2 will rise to mid and upper 60s. The warmth peaks on Sunday with highs in mid-60s to low 70s. A breezy southeast wind will keep cooler conditions focused along the North Shore.

A potent area of low pressure moves across the region Sunday night into Monday with potentially strong thunderstorms and gusty winds. The wettest conditions should move north of the international border Monday morning with a low chance for showers lingering the rest of the day. Temperatures take a hit behind this system with highs in the 40s consistently next week.

Today: Mostly sunny and mild. High 59. W wind 5-15 mph.

Tonight: Partly cloudy. Low 42. SW wind 2-8 mph.

Saturday: Partly sunny and breezy. High 59. E wind 10-15 mph.

Saturday night: Partly cloudy with areas of fog possible. Low 47. E wind 5-15 mph.

Sunday: Warm and breezy with Mostly cloudy skies. High 65. SE wind 10-15 mph.

Sunday night: Scattered showers and thunderstorms. Low 55. SE wind 5-15 mph.

Monday: Scattered thunderstorms in the morning, then a slight chance for showers in the afternoon. Windy. High 64. SW wind 15-20 mph. Chance of rain: 30%

Tuesday: Mostly cloudy and cooler. High 47. W wind 5-10 mph.

Wednesday: Partly cloudy. Slight chance for showers. High 45. NW wind 5-15 mph.

Thursday: Mostly cloudy. High 46. SE wind 5-10 mph.