Brandon Weatherz: Spring-like end to January

January 31: Spring-like end to January

Daily forecast from the Storm Track Weather Team

This final day of what is typically our coldest month of the year is downright spring-like. It begins with frost to contend with on the windshield and patchy fog in east central Minnesota and northwest Wisconsin. Temps start off in upper 20s to low 30s, then rise into low to upper 40s across the region under a mix of clouds and sun. If we get enough breaks in the cloud cover, we could even manage low 50s in southern parts of the Northland. It’ll also be a touch breezy with a southwest wind around 10-15 mph in the morning gradually shifting out of the northwest this evening. Tonight stays very mild with lows in upper 20s to low 30s under partly to mostly cloudy skies.

A cold front drops in from the north overnight and an area of high pressure over Ontario allows a breezy east wind to develop on Thursday. Despite the cooler air, the first day of February will still feature above average temperatures with mid-30s to low 40s under mostly cloudy skies. The weather pattern will keep dry conditions and unseasonable warmth with us each day through the middle of next week. More 40s are possible in the Northland Saturday through Tuesday. An east wind will keep areas immediately near Lake Superior in the mid-30s. Having to clarify “cooler by the Lake” in early February adds context to how warm it will be for this time of year.

Today: A mix of clouds and sun and breezy. High 46. WSW wind 10-15 mph.

Tonight: Partly cloudy. Low 31. NW wind 5-10 mph.

Tomorrow: Mostly cloudy and breezy. High 36. NE wind 10-15 mph.

Tomorrow night: Mostly cloudy. Low 24. E wind 5-15 mph.

Friday: Partly cloudy. High 37. E wind 5-10 mph.

Saturday: Mostly cloudy. High 40. E wind 5-10 mph.

Sunday: Mostly cloudy. High 40. NE wind 5-10 mph.

Monday: Mostly cloudy. High 40. E wind 5-10 mph.

Tuesday: Mostly cloudy. High 40. SW wind 5-10 mph.