Brandon Weatherz: Hot and humid week ahead

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Wildfire smoke will linger today more smoky skies and poor air quality. The Air Quality Alert goes until 6 pm this evening in Minnesota and until noon Tuesday in Wisconsin. We’ll finally find some relief as a region through the day tomorrow.

Last night’s showers and thunderstorms taper off to the southeast early this morning, then an isolated thunderstorm may redevelop this afternoon and evening. Hayward is on the northern edge of potential for severe storms. Tomorrow afternoon and evening will have us looking north of the Iron Range for storms that may produce large hail and damaging winds.

Heat and humidity build each day peaking on Wednesday when highs reach the 90s and heat indices for southern parts of the Northland approach 100. Thursday is still hot with highs in low 80s to low 90s, but we begin the cooling trend. A more seasonable stretch is with us Friday through the weekend. There isn’t much in the form of widespread accumulating precipitation in the current forecast, allowing the ongoing drought to continue and worsen.

Today: Areas of fog before 9 am, then smoky skies. Otherwise, mostly sunny. High 80. SE wind 5-10 mph.

Tonight: Mostly clear. Low 57. E wind 2-8 mph.

Tomorrow: Mostly sunny. High 86. SE wind becoming SW 5-10 mph.

Tomorrow night: Cloudy with a slight chance for showers and thunderstorms. Low 63. SE wind 5-10 mph.

Wednesday: Mostly sunny. High 90. SSW wind 5-10 mph.

Thursday: Partly cloudy. High 86. W wind 5-10 mph.

Friday: Partly cloudy. High 76. NE wind 5-15 mph.

Saturday: Mostly sunny. High 78. N wind 5-10 mph.

Sunday: Partly cloudy. High 78. NNE wind 5-10 mph.